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At the Vancouver Pride Festival foreskin awareness is growing as people discuss their personal experiences and opinions of circumcision, genital integrity and the rights of all children to the genitals they were born with. In the foreskin awareness booth Glen Callender, founder of the Canadian Foreskin Awareness Project, speaks frankly about foreskin and human rights.

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Event Date: September 7, 2011 - 7:00pm - 9:30pm

CUT: Slicing Through the Myths of Circumcision is a powerful film. It takes a critical look at circumcision, and specifically at how it's viewed within the Jewish community. It explores the conflict between personal ethics and what some people have been told is a religious obligation.

CUT is currently on tour, with tonight's screening shown from 7:00pm to 9:30pm at:

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Researchers at the University of Washington find no relation between circumcision status and HPV infections, and that high HPV infection sites are ignored in previous studies, leading to false claims of the protection benefits of circumcision.
University of Washington Medical Center, Seattle, Wash.
University of Washington Medical Center, Seattle, Wash.

In February 2011, California Assembly members Mike Gatto & Fiona Ma introduced State Bill AB 768, which would endorse infant male circumcision as having a "wide array of health benefits," despite vast scientific evidence to the contrary.

Part 2 of this video contains testimonies from anti-circumcision activists, including Brian Levitt, Tina Kimmel, and Lloyd Schofield.

In February 2011, California Assembly members Mike Gatto & Fiona Ma introduced State Bill AB 768, which would endorse infant male circumcision as having a "wide array of health benefits," despite vast scientific evidence to the contrary.

Part 1 contains the testimonies of pro-circumcision advocates, which includes many claims that the American Academy of Pediatrics would not support.

A proposal declaring that male circumcision has many health and social benefits, and that local governments in California cannot prohibit or restrict its practice, is one step closer to becoming law. If it does, the measure will become the first of its kind in U.S. history to extol the advantages of male circumcision.
State Senate, Sacramento, California

IntactNews speaks with Vincenzo Aiello, the founder of Foregen, a non-profit organization raising funds for foreskin regeneration using the latest regenerative medicine technologies. Foregen aims to provide free foreskin regeneration surgeries for men who were circumcised without their consent.
Vincenzo Aiello, founder of Foregen

Public hospitals in Australia have banned non-therapeutic circumcision in New South Wales, Victoria, and South Australia, contributing to the decline in infant circumcision rates.

Event Date: August 23, 2011 - 1:30pm - 4:30pm

The first (and if we prevail, the only) public hearing on AB 768 will be next Tuesday, August 23 in room 112 of the State Capitol Building in Sacramento at next week's meeting of the California Senate Judiciary Committee. The room opens at 1:30 and the meeting starts at 2:30 pm. The hearing is open to the public. There are no advance sign-up sheets or speaker cards. This entire meeting will be devoted to AB 768. The hearing could last anywhere from 2 minutes to 3 hours.

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