American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
"American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists" (ACOG) is the name of the largest gynecological and obstetric medical society in the United States, based in Washington, DC, with over 55,000 members, over 90 percent of U.S. obstetrician-gynecologists. ACOG is a nonprofit organization of women's health care physicians advocating highest standards of practice, continuing member education and public awareness of women's health care issues. Members of ACOG are specialists in women's bodies ("Our Specialty is Women’s Health") (see: Official website).
In September 2012, ACOG has updated his FAQ on the topic Newborn Circumcision. Thereon ACOG repeats the (now disproved) allegations of the WHO and the AAP, circumcision would have mor advantages than disadvantages and would protect against various diseases.
Members of ACOG perform more male circumcisions in the US than either pediatricians or family doctors.
- Official website. Retrieved 15 September 2019.
- Wikipedia article
- Childs, Nathan D. (July 1997): Many Pediatricians Performing Circumcisions Survey Tells Who Is Making the Cuts, in: Pediatric News. 31(7):34. Retrieved 15 October 2012.