Category: CRC Articles, Actions, and Programs

Political Avoidance of Medicaid Circumcision Violation of Regulations

The following letter was written by Ronald Goldman, Ph.D., and published in the July 13, 2018 issue of a Boston newspaper. The unnecessary medical service is elective, non-therapeutic male infant circumcision. Rep. Malia’s Unresponsiveness As a public health advocate and concerned citizen, I am concerned about a MassHealth (Medicaid) administrative policy that approves payments for […]

African Newspaper “Circumcises” Article Critical of Circumcision

With the help of an ombudsman, Ronald Goldman, Ph.D. submitted an article to Times Live, a newspaper of Zambia in Africa. The article questioned the claim that circumcision reduces HIV transmission and described the sexual and psychological harm. HIV protection is the primary argument that is being used to promote adult circumcision to tens of […]

AAP Pamphlet “Care of the Uncircumcised Penis” Included Foreskin Functions

Information deleted in subsequent editions with no coherent explanation The 1984 American Academy of Pediatrics pamphlet for parents titled, “Care of the Uncircumcised Penis” described foreskin functions, which include shielding the glans (head) from irritation and infection. “The foreskin protects the glans throughout life.” This information was deleted from subsequent editions of the pamphlet. Ronald […]