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Male Genital Cutting

A Canadian study finds that personal factors, rather than medical reasons, influence primary care physicians' recommendations for routine infant circumcision.

My name is Jonathon Conte. I am a victim of male genital mutilation and I'm an intactivist.

I first learned of circumcision when I was about maybe 14 or 15 years old. I saw a picture of an intact penis on the internet. It puzzled me a bit, because it was something that I had never seen before. I didn't quite understand what I was looking at.

Petition to ban non-therapeutic routine infant circumcision

We petition the obama administration to:

Ban non-therapeutic routine infant circumcision.

Researchers find circumcised men have higher alexithymia scores than intact men. Alexithymia is the inability to process emotions.
… but still recommends circumcision
Mother says family has never practiced circumcision, and believes genital integrity to be a basic human right.
Circumcision of boys is a violation of children's rights. Globally, there is a change in thinking taking place and the surgery is becoming less and less common. The KNMG calls upon politicians, insurance providers and human rights organizations to take responsibility to help put an end to this painful and harmful ritual.

Then we have another whole issue of, as I've said it's a procedure in search of a disease. And all of the diseases that it's been purported to cure, from masturbation to epilepsy to schizophrenia, to urinary tract infections, or cancer of the cervix... cancer of the penis. None of them have held up to scientific scrutiny.

Event Date: October 15, 2011 - 8:00am - October 18, 2011 - 5:00pm

Stop Infant Circumcision Society

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Circumcision removes vital skin structure and function. The foreskin is not just unnecessary skin. It is an important, complex structure that contains an elaborate network of nerve endings, making up about half of the erogenous tissue of the penis. The foreskins purpose during infancy is to protect the glans (the part of the penis inside the foreskin) from infections from urine and feces. In adulthood, it enhances sexual pleasure due to the intact erogenous tissue and provides lubrication for the mans sexual partner.