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The Pediatric Forum
Comparative Effectiveness Research
February 2013

Male Circumcision Cost-effective Articles Ignore Methodological Problems and Ethical Concerns—Reply

Author Affiliations

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.

JAMA Pediatr. 2013;167(2):198-200. doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2013.835

In reply

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.

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