AAP Comes To Senses

They must have read my critical post. The American Academy of Pediatrics retracted their policy advice of ritual clitoral nicking. Honestly, I’m very happy the AAP did this; I’m sure the chorus of media, doctors, and other critics against the policy influenced this encouraging decision.

“We retracted the policy because it is important that the world health community understands the AAP is totally opposed to all forms of female genital cutting, both here in the U.S. and anywhere else in the world,” said AAP President Judith S. Palfrey.

The contentious policy statement, issued in April, had condemned the practice of female genital cutting overall. But a small portion of statement suggesting the pricking procedure riled U.S. advocacy groups and survivors of female genital cutting.

(via Pharyngula)

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