Promoting Ethical Policy

promoting ethical Policy

Policy issued by health authorities can create significant influence in the decision to circumcise or not.

No legitimate medical authority globally endorses the circumcision of healthy children

CLR advocates for policy that fortifies the protections of those who are unable to consent.

American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)

In 2012 the AAP released policy that explicitly claimed “the benefits of new-born circumcision outweigh the risks“.

This grossly biased policy was subject to global criticism leading to its eventual abandonment by the AAP through expiry in 2017.

Many circumcision providers continue to unlawfully promote their services on the basis of this invalidated policy including providers in Australia.

The policy and technical report are clearly marked as “expired”; however, providers use deceptive tactics to ensure the reader does not see the expiry notice.

CLR takes direct action to ensure these deceptive attempts to mislead are reported to regulatory agencies and government authority.

AAP Policy Statement


AAP Technical Report


If you feel you were misled or presented with information that is deceptive in nature, we encourage you to take action by engaging with the Office of the Health Ombudsman, the Medical Council of NSW or the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency. (Resources)