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David R. Tomlinson

The AccuCirc is a one-time use, single-action circumcision device. According to the website, it's supposed to "help physicians provide precise, consistent, and reliable outcomes".[1] Ironically, it is supposed to "protect infants from injury during circumcision." It was invented by David R. Tomlinson,[2] and it was approved by the FDA on the basis is was substantially equivalent to existing circumcision devices.[3]

This suggests a possible conflict-of-interest at the WHO between promoting Tomlinson's circumcision device and providing sound medical advice consistent with human rights.

See also


  1. REFweb AccuCirc (2011). About AccuCirc. Retrieved 6 March 2011.
  2. REFnews Katz, Paula S. (September 2008)."Night work without burnout", Today's Hospitalist. Retrieved 26 September 2011.
    Quote: invention: a circumcision tool to help prevent HIV that has recently been cleared by the FDA.
  3. REFjournal Brogdon NC. Dear Mr. Wallace. Food and Drug Administration: Department of Health & Human Services. 7 September 2007; Retrieved 6 March 2011.