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Please help with Intact America’s newest initiative to protect baby boys.


Intact Boys at Risk:
Happily, more and more parents are saying NO to circumcision and YES to keeping their newborn sons intact. Unfortunately, these intact boys are at risk for “forced foreskin retraction” – that all-too-common practice of forcing an intact boy’s foreskin back before it is ready to.

National Crisis:
Earlier this year, Intact America conducted a national survey which startlingly revealed that 43 percent of intact American boys under 7 years old have had their foreskins forcibly retracted – most at the hands of misinformed medical professionals, but also by parents or others who don’t realize that this practice is harmful.

Foreskin Facts:
When a boy is born, his foreskin is naturally attached to the head of his penis (the glans). As he grows, the two structures separate naturally. The average age at which this occurs is 10 years – which means some boys have a retractable foreskin when they are toddlers, but many cannot retract their foreskins until they are teenagers, or even older.

A BOY’S FORESKIN SHOULD NEVER BE FORCIBLY RETRACTED. There is NO controversy over this statement. The pediatric literature is clear.

“As a boy becomes more aware of his body, he will most likely discover how to retract his own foreskin. But foreskin retraction should never be forced… Forcing the foreskin to retract before it is ready can cause severe pain, bleeding, and tears in the skin.” (“Care for an Uncircumcised Penis,” HealthyChildren.org, from the American Academy of Pediatrics)

Intact America needs your help. We need to know if your son, grandson or other boy you care for has been the target of forced foreskin retraction at the hands of a medical professional. Using this online form, please give us as much information as you can.

Thank you for your help. As this project moves forward, we will keep our followers informed of our progress.

 

NEWS & UPDATES:

American Circumcision: Now available for purchase! Buy your copy >>

Good Men Project: “American Circumcision” Director talks HIV and toxic masculinity. Read more >>

Haaretz: Jewish moms seeking female Mohels for religious circumcision.
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World Israel News: Denmark rejects ban on circumcision of minors.
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Cosmopolitan: 4 guys get real about being uncircumcised. Read more >>

Cosmopolitan: Why fewer guys are getting circumcised. Read more >>

Parents: Should your son be circumcised? Read more >>

Forbes: Child circumcision videos: YouTube defends decision to publish.
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The Detroit News: Genital mutilation case revs up amid grand jury activity.
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Independent: An advocacy group in New York City wants people to stop circumcising their infant sons. Read more >>

 

REMEMBERING PAUL MASON (March 24, 1953 - August 22, 2018)


Paul Mason, attorney and fervent advocate for children’s rights, passed away from cancer on August 22, in his home country of Australia, with his wife Lyn by his side.

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INTACT AMERICA'S "VOICES" SERIES — ROBERT CLOVER JOHNSON


I was thirty years old and in my "normal" life I was perceived to be a mild-mannered, somewhat shy library assistant at the University of Virginia, but a woman friend, suspecting I was holding back feelings that needed to be expressed, had urged me to attend the intensive. Read more >>

Interested in lending your voice? Send an email to [email protected], giving us a brief summary of what you would like to write about, and we will get back to you.

 

DO YOU KNOW INTACT AMERICA IS CELEBRATING A DECADE OF INTACTIVISM?

In a couple of weeks Intact America will be celebrating a decade of intactivism! And we’re hoping that you’ll join us in celebrating our successes. Back in 2008 we could not have imagined that Intact America would grow to become the largest national advocacy group working to end circumcision in America and ensure a healthy sexual future for all people.

Just a few decades ago, nearly 90% American baby boys were circumcised. And even 10 years ago, nobody wanted to talk about this travesty. Now, American men are speaking out, expecting parents are listening, and nearly half of all American boys leave the hospital with the genitals that nature gave them.

Although our work is far from over, we must take the time to acknowledge and commemorate the progress we’ve made in a predominately pro-circumcision society. Here’s to our future successes together — and to you, our supporters! We could not have reached this milestone without your support and dedication.

 

INTACT AMERICA IS ON YOUTUBE!


Every week, our YouTube curator and former Intactivist of the Month, Shelton Walden uploads both new and vintage clips, covering the many perspectives of circumcision in the United States and beyond.

Feel free to browse our videos and audio files, and share them with friends. Subscribe today!

 

 

ADD INTACT AMERICA AS YOUR AMAZONSMILE CHARITY

Do you shop frequently on Amazon.com? Are you an Amazon Prime subscriber? If so, be sure to add Intact America (registered under Hudson Center for Health Equity and Quality) as your AmazonSmile charity.

What is AmazonSmile?

AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon that lets customers enjoy the same wide selection of products, low prices, and convenient shopping features as on Amazon.com. However, the difference is that when customers shop on AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases to the charitable organizations selected by customers.

Remember, every purchase helps to support Intact America's efforts to protect boys and the men they'll become. Sign up for AmazonSmile today and designate Intact America (Hudson Center for Health Equity and Quality) as your charitable organization!

 

 

CHECK OUT OUR INTACTIVIST GEAR


Visit Intact America's online store to browse fun intactivist gear that helps spread our message.

Intact America is now selling IA-branded "His Body His Rights" dog tags. Show your support for Intact America wherever you go with these intactivist dog tags!

Remember, every purchase helps to support Intact America's efforts to protect boys and the men they'll become. Order yours today!

 

 

 


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