Articles http://www.intactnews.org/articles en New Circumcision Survey: Long-Term Harm, Human Rights Violations http://www.intactnews.org/node/1020/1489959576/new-circumcision-survey-long-term-harm-human-rights-violations <p class="rtejustify"> &ldquo;I see a multitude of physical anomalies among circumcised boys and men in my urologic practice&rdquo; said Carmack. Hammond notes, &ldquo;The medical community has never researched long-term adverse consequences of infant circumcision. Such investigation is long overdue.&rdquo; Both authors stress that adult outcomes from infant circumcision are highly individualistic and are unpredictable when imposed on newborns.</p> <p><a href="http://www.intactnews.org/node/1020/1489959576/new-circumcision-survey-long-term-harm-human-rights-violations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.intactnews.org/node/1020/1489959576/new-circumcision-survey-long-term-harm-human-rights-violations#comments harm report study survey Male Genital Cutting Sun, 19 Mar 2017 21:39:36 +0000 admin 1020 at http://www.intactnews.org In Leaked Recording, Top Doctor Admits Reduced Penile Sensation Following Circumcision Procedure http://www.intactnews.org/node/1019/1478989712/leaked-recording-top-doctor-admits-reduced-penile-sensation-following-circumcis <p class="rtejustify"> &ldquo;The fact is that reduction of sensation is very valuable to many men. And I&rsquo;m not saying to all men, but to many men it is,&rdquo; states Dr. Sade, in an audio recording released by <a href="http://gotnews.com/breaking-leaked-audio-shows-doctors-association-lying-effects-circumcision-penis/">GotNews.com</a> today. &ldquo;The issue is not the degree of sensitivity. It&rsquo;s not the presence or absence of sensitive tissue. It&rsquo;s the degree of satisfaction&hellip; in people who are able to make the decisions for themselves,&rdquo; Dr. Sade heard to say in the recording.</p> <p><a href="http://www.intactnews.org/node/1019/1478989712/leaked-recording-top-doctor-admits-reduced-penile-sensation-following-circumcis" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.intactnews.org/node/1019/1478989712/leaked-recording-top-doctor-admits-reduced-penile-sensation-following-circumcis#comments American Academy of Pediatrics sexual function United States Male Genital Cutting Sat, 12 Nov 2016 22:28:32 +0000 admin 1019 at http://www.intactnews.org ‘American Circumcision’ — Bringing Controversy To A Movie Theater Near You http://www.intactnews.org/node/1018/1477356534/%E2%80%98american-circumcision%E2%80%99-%E2%80%94-bringing-controversy-movie-theater-near-you <p class="rtejustify"> The circumcision rate for American male newborns has declined in recent years to around 50% today. This is due in part to the intactivist (intact + activist) movement, made up of individuals and organizations calling for doctors to abandon what the intactivists see as an unethical procedure. &ldquo;American Circumcision&rdquo; gives an inside view of this diverse movement.</p> <p class="rtejustify"> &ldquo;I think viewers will be surprised by the caliber of people who are active in the movement,&rdquo; says filmmaker <a href="http://brendonmarotta.com/">Brendon Marotta</a>. &ldquo;There are some very serious, very thoughtful individuals who are looking at this issue from medical, legal, ethical and religious viewpoints.&rdquo;</p> <p><a href="http://www.intactnews.org/node/1018/1477356534/%E2%80%98american-circumcision%E2%80%99-%E2%80%94-bringing-controversy-movie-theater-near-you" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.intactnews.org/node/1018/1477356534/%E2%80%98american-circumcision%E2%80%99-%E2%80%94-bringing-controversy-movie-theater-near-you#comments documentary film United States Male Genital Cutting Tue, 25 Oct 2016 00:48:54 +0000 admin 1018 at http://www.intactnews.org In Memoriam: On the Passing of My Personal Hero and Friend Jonathon Conte http://www.intactnews.org/node/1007/1463333466/memoriam-passing-my-personal-hero-and-friend-jonathon-conte <p class="rtejustify"> Conte accomplished many things during his life. First and foremost, he was the lead organizer of Bay Area Intactivists. Conte was instrumental in the 2011 San Francisco MGM Bill initiative to extend the female genital mutilation law to protect children of all sexes. He also spurred me on to become more active and start the NYC Intactivists group. Conte and I kept in touch frequently and shared strategies and had ongoing projects together at the time of his death.</p> <p><a href="http://www.intactnews.org/node/1007/1463333466/memoriam-passing-my-personal-hero-and-friend-jonathon-conte" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.intactnews.org/node/1007/1463333466/memoriam-passing-my-personal-hero-and-friend-jonathon-conte#comments bay area bay area intactivists circumcision death memorial san francisco Sun, 15 May 2016 17:31:06 +0000 admin 1007 at http://www.intactnews.org Canadian Pediatricians Group Re-Affirms Recommendations Against Circumcision http://www.intactnews.org/node/870/1441722574/canadian-pediatricians-group-re-affirms-recommendations-against-circumcision <p class="rtejustify"> &ldquo;While there may be a benefit for some boys in high risk populations and the procedure could be considered as a treatment or to reduce disease, in most cases, the benefits of circumcision do not outweigh the risks,&rdquo; says Dr. Thierry Lacaze, chair of the CPS Fetus and Newborn Committee.</p> <p><a href="http://www.intactnews.org/node/870/1441722574/canadian-pediatricians-group-re-affirms-recommendations-against-circumcision" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.intactnews.org/node/870/1441722574/canadian-pediatricians-group-re-affirms-recommendations-against-circumcision#comments Male Genital Cutting Tue, 08 Sep 2015 14:29:34 +0000 admin 870 at http://www.intactnews.org ABC News Censorship? CDC Circumcision Story Photo Pulled http://www.intactnews.org/node/630/1419203307/abc-news-censorship-cdc-circumcision-story-pulled-web <p class="rtejustify"> &ldquo;That&rsquo;s my favorite sign because I did not consent to male genital mutilation,&rdquo; says Frank McGinness, the man who appears on the right side of the photo holding a sign. &ldquo;I was circumcised at 4 or 5 years old. If someone chooses it for themselves, I don&rsquo;t have a problem with that. But I had no choice and a very important part of my genitals was taken from me without my consent.&rdquo;</p> <p><a href="http://www.intactnews.org/node/630/1419203307/abc-news-censorship-cdc-circumcision-story-pulled-web" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.intactnews.org/node/630/1419203307/abc-news-censorship-cdc-circumcision-story-pulled-web#comments bay area intactivists cdc censorship Male Genital Cutting Sun, 21 Dec 2014 23:08:27 +0000 admin 630 at http://www.intactnews.org Experts Denounce CDC’s ‘Blind Promotion’ of Circumcision in Proposed Federal Regulations http://www.intactnews.org/node/611/1417730853/experts-denounce-cdc%E2%80%99s-%E2%80%98blind-promotion%E2%80%99-circumcision-proposed-federal-regulatio <p class="rtejustify"> Last Tuesday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released its proposed guidelines on male circumcision for public comment. The new federal guidelines would recommend male circumcision as a healthy choice that doctors should offer for parents to make for their sons and for teenagers and adults to consider.</p> <p><a href="http://www.intactnews.org/node/611/1417730853/experts-denounce-cdc%E2%80%99s-%E2%80%98blind-promotion%E2%80%99-circumcision-proposed-federal-regulatio" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.intactnews.org/node/611/1417730853/experts-denounce-cdc%E2%80%99s-%E2%80%98blind-promotion%E2%80%99-circumcision-proposed-federal-regulatio#comments Policy Male Genital Cutting Health Thu, 04 Dec 2014 22:07:33 +0000 jonathanfriedman 611 at http://www.intactnews.org "If I Were A Boy" Circumcision Awareness Campaign Goes Viral http://www.intactnews.org/node/536/1407769858/quotif-i-were-boyquot-circumcision-awareness-campaign-goes-viral <p class="rtejustify"> Cynthia Maloney created a viral campaign to get the word out about children&rsquo;s rights to bodily autonomy &ndash; to protect male, female and intersex children from genital cutting.</p> <p><a href="http://www.intactnews.org/node/536/1407769858/quotif-i-were-boyquot-circumcision-awareness-campaign-goes-viral" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.intactnews.org/node/536/1407769858/quotif-i-were-boyquot-circumcision-awareness-campaign-goes-viral#comments campaign Mon, 11 Aug 2014 15:10:58 +0000 jonathanfriedman 536 at http://www.intactnews.org Over 200 Jewish Leaders Offer ‘Brit Shalom’ Ceremony for Intact Jewish Boys http://www.intactnews.org/node/517/1405728568/over-200-jewish-leaders-offer-%E2%80%98brit-shalom%E2%80%99-ceremony-intact-jewish-boys <p class="rtejustify"> The movement to welcome newborn Jewish boys into Jewish life without the surgery of circumcision has reached a milestone&mdash;over 200 officiants are now available to perform the peaceful welcoming ceremony. </p> <p><a href="http://www.intactnews.org/node/517/1405728568/over-200-jewish-leaders-offer-%E2%80%98brit-shalom%E2%80%99-ceremony-intact-jewish-boys" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.intactnews.org/node/517/1405728568/over-200-jewish-leaders-offer-%E2%80%98brit-shalom%E2%80%99-ceremony-intact-jewish-boys#comments Male Genital Cutting Judaism Sat, 19 Jul 2014 00:09:28 +0000 admin 517 at http://www.intactnews.org First-Ever Book on Brit Shalom Alternative to Jewish Circumcision Coming to a Bookstore Near You http://www.intactnews.org/node/505/1403024861/first-ever-book-brit-shalom-alternative-jewish-circumcision-coming-bookstore-nea <p class="rtejustify"> Lisa Braver Moss and Rebecca Wald, both known for their writings questioning Jewish circumcision, have launched a 45-day Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for the completion of a book to serve Jewish families who decide not to circumcise. They are hoping to raise $8,200 to complete the project with their campaign, which begins today.</p> <p><a href="http://www.intactnews.org/node/505/1403024861/first-ever-book-brit-shalom-alternative-jewish-circumcision-coming-bookstore-nea" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.intactnews.org/node/505/1403024861/first-ever-book-brit-shalom-alternative-jewish-circumcision-coming-bookstore-nea#comments Tue, 17 Jun 2014 17:07:41 +0000 admin 505 at http://www.intactnews.org