AAP Circumcision Task Force 2012

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Members of the American Academy of Pediatrics Task Force responsible for the 2012 Policy Statement on Circumcision, as listed at the end of the Policy Statement.[1]

Contents

Task Force on Circumcision 2012

Susan Blank, MD, MPH, Chairperson

Michael Brady, MD, Representing the Committee on Pediatric AIDS

Ellen Buerk, MD, Representing the AAP Board of Directors

Waldemar Carlo, MD, Representing the AAP Committee on Fetus and Newborn

Douglas Diekema, MD, MPH, Representing the AAP Committee on Bioethics

Andrew Freedman, MD, Representing the AAP Section on Urology

Lynne Maxwell, MD, Representing the AAP Section on Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine

Steven Wegner, MD, JD, Representing the AAP Committee on Child Health Financing

Liaisons

Charles LeBaron, MD – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Lesley Atwood, MD – American Academy of Family Physicians

Sabrina Craigo, MD – American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists

Consultants

Susan K. Flinn, MA – Medical Writer

Esther C. Janowsky, MD, PhD

Staff

Edward P. Zimmerman, MS


Task Force on Circumcision 1999

Members of the Task Force on circumcision 1998-1999[2]


Summary of Policy Statement 1999

Existing scientific evidence demonstrates potential medical benefits of newborn male circumcision; however, these data are not sufficient to recommend routine neonatal circumcision. In the case of circumcision, in which there are potential benefits and risks, yet the procedure is not essential to the child’s current well-being, parents should determine what is in the best interest of the child. To make an informed choice, parents of all male infants should be given accurate and unbiased information and be provided the opportunity to discuss this decision. It is legitimate for parents to take into account cultural, religious, and ethnic traditions, in addition to the medical factors, when making this decision. Analgesia is safe and effective in reducing the procedural pain associated with circumcision; therefore, if a decision for circumcision is made, procedural analgesia should be provided. If circumcision is performed in the newborn period, it should only be done on infants who are stable and healthy.

http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/103/3/686.full.pdf+html



Carole M. Lannon, MD, MPH, Chairperson

Ann Geryl Doll Bailey, MD

Alan R. Fleischman, MD

George W. Kaplan, MD

Craig T. Shoemaker, MD

Jack T. Swanson, MD

Donald Coustan, MD


References

  1. "Circumcision Policy Statement". United States of America. American Academy of Pediatrics. http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/early/2012/08/22/peds.2012-1989.abstract. Retrieved 2012-08-27. "Task Force on Circumcision" 
  2. "Circumcision Policy Statement 1999". United States of America. American Academy of Pediatrics. http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/103/3/686.full.pdf+html. Retrieved 2012-09-26. "Task Force on Circumcision 1999" 
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