Author Affiliations: Departments of Pathology (Ms Kacker and Dr Tobian), Medicine (Dr Gaydos), and Emergency Medicine (Dr Gaydos), School of Medicine, and Departments of Health Policy and Management (Dr Frick), Epidemiology (Dr Gaydos), and Population, Family, and Reproductive Health (Dr Gaydos), Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland.
Despite recent evidence establishing the substantial medical benefits and safety of MC,1,2 intense debate over the procedure continues, as demonstrated by comments regarding our recent analysis and the revised American Academy of Pediatrics policy on MC.2 It would be inappropriate to allow emotions to cloud logical judgment about the health and economic benefits of a medical procedure.
Kacker S, Frick KD, Gaydos CA, Tobian AAR. Male Circumcision Cost-effective Articles Ignore Methodological Problems and Ethical Concerns—Reply. JAMA Pediatr. 2013;167(2):198-200. doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2013.835