In a recent twitter thread, Yale scholar and academic Brian Earp exposed the bias in the World Health Organization (WHO) circumcision manual.
In the thread, Brian Earp first shows that the World Health Organization is using studies performed on adults to justify genital cutting on infants.
Earp also exposes that one of the lead authors for the WHO manual on circumcision is someone who has applied for a patent on a circumcision device, and has a financial interest in the procedure.
Earp notes that this is a huge financial conflict of interest:
He also shows that WHO policy on male genital cutting contradicts their policy on female genital cutting:
Earp goes on to say that WHO “has sacrificed all credibility” on the issue of female circumcision by supporting male circumcision.
WHO has not issued any public response to these criticisms.
You can follow Brian Earp on twitter at @briandavidearp.