Don’t let your doctor use the AAP to trick you into the sexual disfigurement of your son!
The AAP currently has no position on the issue of childhood penis mutilation. Their most recent policy statement, in 2012, was promptly condemned by the European medical community for its ignorance regarding the structure and function of the human foreskin:
It seems that the authors of the AAP report consider the foreskin to be a part of the male body that has no meaningful function in sexuality. However, the foreskin is a richly innervated structure that protects the glans and plays an important role in the mechanical function of the penis during sexual acts.
This dangerous, irresponsible, and self-contradictory policy statement had claimed that the “benefits” of foreskin amputation outweighed the “risks,” while simultaneously admitting that “. . . the true incidence of complications . . . is unknown,” all while ignoring the harm inherent in loss of the foreskin, the risk of which is 100% in every circumcision.
After embarrassing themselves the following year by publicly admitting that they don’t know – and more remarkably, don’t even “…think that anybody knows…” – the functions of the body part they are trying to destroy (which are well-documented throughout the medical literature), the AAP’s circumcision cheerleaders went into hiding, and their 2012 policy statement expired in disgrace after 5 years.
All policy statements from the American Academy of Pediatrics automatically expire 5 years after publication unless reaffirmed, revised, or retired at or before that time.
~ Front page of 2012 circumcision policy statement.
For policy statements from relevant medical organizations, see this list from our friends at Attorneys for the Rights of the Child.
Unfortunately, many misinformed doctors still claim that the AAP recommends childhood foreskin amputation, thereby tricking well-intentioned parents into the sexual disfigurement of their sons. Therefore, the Bloodstained Men & Their Friends have vowed to continue protesting at the AAP’s annual conventions until the publication of a clear, unambiguous policy statement that no one should tamper with the genitals of healthy children.