Thursday, May 27, 2010

Reversal of position!

It seems the AAP has heard the public outcries to their revision of policy in regards to infant female genital mutilation. It has reversed this policy back to the original one of nonsupport.

To quote Dr. Judith S. Palfrey, president of the academy:

“We’re saying don’t do it. Do everything that you can to support that family in this tough time, but don’t be pulled into the procedure.”
Dare we hope that they will continue to NOT endorse male genital mutilation?

Our boys deserve to be protected just as much as our girls.

2 comments:

Martha said...

OH our local RANZCOG (or RANCID as I think of them....) are having the Conversation about "ritual nicks" soon. FFS. *headdesk*

mitchsmom said...

yeah... it was weird to me reading the info on the girls' policy... I was thinking... but can no one see that it's the same with boys??!!

I am afraid that they are going to change their boys policy again if a belief develops that it will help to prevent HIV transmission... :(