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Friday
Sep022011

Say NO! To Circumcision



ONGOING ACTION CAMPAIGN:
Tell Doctors To Put Down The Knife!

America’s medical organizations all acknowledge that infant circumcision is NOT MEDICALLY NECESSARY—yet their members are responsible for nearly all the infant circumcisions performed in the United States!

This October, pediatricians are gathering in Boston for the American Academy of Pediatrics' annual conference, and Intact America will be there once again to tell doctors that circumcision is wrong for baby boys. Thanks to our ongoing Put Down The Knife! campaign, you too can tell doctors that circumcision is a harmful violation of a child’s right to bodily integrity, and it needs to end NOW.

If you haven't yet sent your letter, write to America's doctors right now and demand that they tell parents the truth about circumcision. If you’ve already sent your letter, then please consider asking your friends, family, and coworkers to send letters of their own. The larger our community, the louder our voice! You can also help by donating to our campaign:

Donate Here

 

NEWS & UPDATES

♦ The Centers for Disease Control has resumed its focus on “routine” circumcision, and is preparing to release for public comment a revised statement on its recommendations for male circumcision. STAY TUNED—once this statement is made available to the public, we’ll let you know, and we’ll tell you how you can make your opinion known

♦ The New York Times recently published an article about how more and more parents are breaking with tradition and choosing to keep their sons intact. Intact America’s Executive Director, Georganne Chapin, is quoted in the article.
Read the article >>

♦ Intactivist and filmmaker Eli Ungar-Sargon has produced a film about circumcision, “Cut,” and screenings are being scheduled all around the country. To find out more, visit the film’s website.
“Cut” tour information >>

♦ Last month, representatives of Intact America traveled to Rome for the International AIDS Society’s annual conference. We’d like to give a very public thank-you to those activists—Brian O’Donnell, Amy Callan, David Wilton, and Martin Novoa—who worked so hard to get our message heard by policymakers and health professionals: circumcision does not prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS.
More about the International AIDS Society’s conference in Rome >>

 

HELP US PLACE AN OPEN LETTER IN THE BOSTON GLOBE!

This October, Intact America will attend the 2011 American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) National Conference & Exhibition in Boston. This year’s conference is critical. With all the media attention focused on circumcision right now, we need to be there to explain to pediatricians, medical students, and health professionals WHY so many people are questioning this surgery, and to ask them to Put Down The Knife! Thanks to a very generous donor, we’ve been able to reserve our booth. But this year, we also need to make a very public statement that reaches as any people as possible. Here’s our plan:
  • Publish an Open Letter in the Boston Globe on the opening weekend of the conference, demanding that pediatricians Put Down the Knife! and stop cutting America’s baby boys.
  • Place an ad in the special AAP daily conference newspaper, inviting attendees to stop by Intact America’s booth and learn about Intact America’s work, and why they should care about the problem of infant and child circumcision in the United States.

Will you help us make these important public statements?

It will cost thousands of dollars to place both of these ads, and we need your help to make it happen—to reach the medical community and garner media attention. This opportunity requires us—and you—to ACT NOW. Please make your tax-deductible donation today and help us tell doctors to stop cutting our baby boys.
DID YOU KNOW?

More and more men are coming forward and talking about how circumcision has negatively affected their lives. The recent Global Survey of Circumcision Harm is a grassroots, all-volunteer effort that has shed a much-needed light on the plight of men trying to come to terms with the damage done to them when they were infants. So often doctors say “the baby won’t feel a thing" or “the baby won’t remember.” The poignant accounts on the survey’s website, though, tell a different story. Read the results of the survey thus far, and consider participating and sharing your own story.

 

Source:  http://www.intactamerica.org

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