Category: Public

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 […]

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 […]

International Journal Critical Analysis of Circumcision for HIV Prevention

The decision to recommend male circumcision to help prevent HIV transmission was a flawed process controlled by a small network of circumcision advocates who avoided open debate.   The following abstracts are from Global Public Health, volume 10, issue 5-6, 2015. Kirsten Bell. HIV prevention: Making male circumcision the ‘right’ tool for the job In […]

Response to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Circumcision Policy Statement

The endless search for a medical benefit of circumcision, from treating epilepsy, irritability, and masturbation in the late 1800s to preventing sexually transmitted diseases today, has always been suspect. Close examination reveals that psychological factors affect every aspect of the practice, including who chooses to study circumcision, what questions are studied and what questions are […]

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 […]

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 […]