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Taxpayers Sue Massachusetts Medicaid About Circumcisions

After years of unproductive communications with state and federal officials about Medicaid circumcisions, Ronald Goldman, PhD, founder and Executive Director of the Circumcision Resource Center, heads a lawsuit representing taxpayers who want MassHealth (Medicaid) to stop paying for infant circumcisions. This historic legal action was filed in Suffolk County Superior Court by Attorney Peter Adler. […]

Circumcision is Exception to American Academy of Pediatrics Pain Policy for Newborn Infants

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE BOSTON – February 25, 2016 – The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) published an updated policy on the prevention and management of procedural pain in newborn infants in the February Pediatrics journal. It advises the goal of the prevention of pain in newborn infants because of ethical considerations and the potentially harmful […]

Council of Europe Opposition to Circumcision Remains Intact

Jewish Media Misrepresent Council’s Recent Resolution   Numerous Jewish media sources report that a recent resolution of the Council of Europe “drops,” “cancels,” and “overturns” its previous anti-circumcision resolution of 2013. Ronald Goldman, Ph.D., executive director of the Circumcision Resource Center, was an invited speaker at the Council of Europe meeting in January, 2014 that […]

Historic European Circumcision Debate Draws Nearly 300

Previous Resolution Called Circumcision a Violation of Physical Integrity   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE BOSTON – March 6, 2014 – The growing European debate about circumcision led to the first international interdisciplinary dialogue on the subject recently at the Council of Europe in Strasbourg, France (video). This major meeting discussed an October non-binding resolution overwhelmingly passed […]

European Circumcision Debate Will Include Jewish American

Psychologist and Author Ronald Goldman Criticizes the Practice   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE BOSTON – January 7, 2014 – Ronald Goldman, Ph.D., Executive Director of the Circumcision Resource Center, a nonprofit educational organization in Boston, has been invited by the Council of Europe to participate in an interdisciplinary dialogue about circumcision at a meeting in France on […]

Council of Europe Adopts Resolution That Opposes Circumcision

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE BOSTON – October 2, 2013 – Yesterday the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe agreed on a resolution in support of “children’s right to physical integrity.” The purpose is to reinforce the protection of children’s rights, oppose violence against children, and promote children’s participation in decisions that affect them. Genital cutting […]

Historic Nordic Agreement Opposes Circumcision

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE BOSTON – October 1, 2013 – Yesterday at a meeting in Oslo, Norway, Nordic ombudsmen for children representing six countries (Norway, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Iceland, and Greenland) and Nordic pediatrician and pediatric surgeon organizations agreed on a resolution urging their national governments to work to prevent non-therapeutic circumcision of boys. According to […]