No professional medical association in the world has ever recommended infant circumcision. But the Centers for Disease Control is still considering recommending routine circumcision of all infant boys – and they may be doing this very soon.
More than 20,000 intactivists have already added their names to our petition urging the CDC not to endanger our baby boys. Now we're just 3,152 signatures shy of our 25,000-signature goal!
Our plan is to deliver the petitions to the CDC in April to make sure they hear our message. Will you help us reach 25,000 signatures by March 31? Tell your friends, and be sure to share the campaign on Twitter or Facebook.
Earlier this month, Intact America attended the American Medical Student Association's annual conference in California, educating future physicians about the risks, harms, and ethics of infant circumcision. We received a lot of positive feedback – Read the full report here >>
Intact America's Executive Director, Georganne Chapin, and several other intactivists testified before the Massachusetts State Legislature in support of the Male Genital Mutilation Bill. While the Bill was voted down, it was an incredibly important step in bringing this issue to the public eye – so much so that Georganne was interviewed on Fox News! Watch the Fox news clip here and read Georganne's testimony here >>
March 26 marks the 17th anniversary of Genital Integrity Awareness Week. During the week, activists in favor of ending infant circumcision will gather each day on the west lawn of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, DC to show their support for bringing an end to infant circumcision in this country. Learn more here >>
Thanks to supporters like you, we raised more than $10,000 to support our recent presence at the American Medical Student Association's conference in California! The dedicated activists who manned our booth at the conference reported that our presence was a success and that "the [medical] students were amazingly receptive to our message."
After interacting with roughly a quarter of the attending students at the conference, speaking with them personally, challenging misperceptions, and raising awareness about the risks and ethics of infant circumcision, we are reminded once again just how important reaching these audiences is to our cause.
Can we count on your financial support to help us make more outreach efforts like this possible?
DID YOU KNOW...
...there is NO conclusive link between circumcision and better health? In fact, performing medically unnecessary surgery on a baby boy's genitals creates immediate and otherwise completely avoidable health risks. Circumcision-related risks include infection, hemorrhage, scarring, loss of part or all of the penis, and even death. These dangers exist in even the best clinical settings. Find out more about the risks and harms of circumcision by reading The Facts Behind Circumcision.