By REBECCA WALD
The Circumcision Resource Center, headed by Ronald Goldman, Ph.D., has issued a response to the American Academy of Pediatric's revised policy on circumcision. The AAP pronouncement, issued today, strengthens the organization's stance in favor of circumcision, but stops short of recommending the procedure for all male infants.
The CRC's response outlines eighteen deficiencies in the 2012 statement. Among other things, it points out that professionals have challenged many studies cited by the AAP, that the report is influenced by numerous conflicts of interest, and that the alleged benefits of circumcision have been inflated.
In addition to his work with the Circumcision Resource Center, Dr. Goldman has written two influential books on the harms of male infant circumcision. Both books serve as excellent guides for parents and professionals. One of the books, "Questioning Circumcision: A Jewish Perspective," is the first and only book of its kind to critically assess infant circumcision from a uniquely Jewish angle.