A CDC-requested, Evidence-based Critique of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 2014 Draft on Male Circumcision: How Ideology and Selective Science Lead to Superficial, Culturally-biased Recommendations by the CDC
Robert S. Van Howe, MD, MS, FAAP
Professor and Interim Chair of Pediatrics
Central Michigan University College of Medicine
In effect, the CDC, by making the recommendations it has, is asking clinicians and health care providers to misinform their patients, and by doing so, commit medical malpractice. As a consequence, the recommendations for the intended audience of health care providers are inconsistent with the medical evidence, reckless, and dangerous. The CDC should eliminate this draft and approach the topic using an evidence-based approach.