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June 24, 2011

Georganne Chapin, MPhil, JD discuses her first awareness of male circumcision, and the events leading to her becoming Executive Director of Intact America.

June 24, 2011

Women's rights activists called on the government to withdraw a decree issued by the health ministry in November authorising certain medical professionals to carry out the procedure on baby girls.

"We are very disappointed with the minister's decision. Circumcision is a form of abuse of women," said Aditiana Dewi Eridani of the Islam and Women's Rights Information Centre today.

"This is a backward step for women's rights protection in this country."

June 23, 2011

When Russell Crowe apologized for tweeting that “circumcision is barbaric and stupid,” a lot of us were left wondering not only why his opinion on this issue constituted news, but also why he felt the need to apologize. Certainly, he expressed himself without tact, but that’s just Crowe, right?

June 22, 2011

Effective July 1, Colorado will join 17 other states in dropping coverage for routine circumcisions under Medicaid. The move was part of a series of budget cuts approved by lawmakers during the recent legislative session.

June 20, 2011

Join members of the Bay Area Intactivists as we ride bikes with Critical Mass to promote genital integrity.

Friday, May 27 · 5:30pm - 9:00pm

Help us to pedal our message across the city as we educate others about the damage caused by circumcision. The ride begins at Justin Herman Plaza. Don't forget to wear your favorite intactivist apparel!

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June 20, 2011

Opponents of the measure have accused the effort of being anti-Semitic. A group of religious leaders and politicians are denouncing the effort as an infringement on religious freedoms.

Opponents of the measure have accused the effort of being anti-Semitic. A group of religious leaders and politicians are denouncing the effort as an infringement on religious freedoms.

Rep. Brad Sherman, D-Sherman Oaks, said recently he would introduce the so-called Religious and Parental Rights Defense Act of 2011 to prevent San Francisco and other places to enact such circumcision bans. Assemblyman Mike Gatto, D-Los Angeles, reportedly is planning to introduce a similar law in the Legislature.

June 18, 2011

Please join Intact America in marching in the 42nd Annual Gay Pride March on Sunday, June 26th, 2011 in New York City.

If you plan to march in this event, please email Emily at for details about where we will be meeting on June 26th. If you have any questions about this event, please free to email, as well.

June 18, 2011

Monday, June 13th - Saturday, June 18th
West Lawn of U.S. Capitol
Sunday, June 19th
White House on Pennsylvania Ave

If you have any questions, please call David Wilson at 321-243-0178.

Men's Health Week is celebrated each year as the week leading up to and including Father's Day. Men's health begins at birth. Protect boys and the men they will become from unnecessary genital cutting. Say NO to male circumcision.

June 17, 2011

“Religious freedom is a federal issue, and medical practice is a state issue, maybe a federal issue as well,” Sherman said today. “Neither of them is in the proper realm of cities.”

The exact language of Sherman’s bill, the Religious and Parental Rights Defense Act of 2011, hadn’t been released as of press time, but Sherman said the bill would be presented to the House Judiciary Committee today or tomorrow. Sherman also said that he was gathering co-sponsors. “One of note is Keith Ellison,” Sherman said, referring to the Minnesota Democrat, the first Muslim American to be elected to Congress.

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June 16, 2011

San Francisco voters will decide later this year whether, like its female counterpart, male infant circumcision should be outlawed. If passed, article 50 — the "Genital Cutting of Male Minors" — would make it unlawful to circumcise, cut, or mutilate the foreskin, testicles, or penis of another person aged under 18. The bill includes an exemption for cases of medical necessity, but not for custom or ritual, which has profound implications for the many Jews and Muslims who consider it an essential part of their religious or cultural practice.

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