fbpx

Here is the compilation of posts I have made to address my observations, the latest media coverage, pertinent topics, and more. 

—Georganne Chapin, Executive Director

Georganne Chaplin - Intact America

Promoting the Prepuce

This month, two important pieces appeared in Pediatrics, the official journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). The first is by a group of Danish researchers who found in a large study in Denmark — a society where the foreskin is treated as a valuable body...

American Academy of Pediatrics: End the Pain

The media overlooked an important story late last month that should dramatically change how doctors and hospitals treat newborn babies. On January 25, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) announced a study updating its recommendations on avoiding, minimizing, or...

Seize every teachable moment!

Let’s stop arguing about circumcision and begin teaching about it instead. I floated this idea in  “Changing Opinions Over the Changing Table,” a Huffington Post article published Christmas Eve (read the article here), and it seems a lot of people liked this approach....

A Mother’s Quest to Protect her Child

A Mother’s Quest to Protect her Child

The headlines have subsided, but Florida mother Heather Hironimus is in now in her seventh week of hiding to protect her son from his father, who wants to cut off the boy’s foreskin. A Palm Beach County judge has ordered her arrest. As Heather sat in captivity, just...

Jimmy Kimmel Gives a Sly Thumbs-Down to Circumcision

In recent days, celebrity news has been aflutter with talk that Jimmy Kimmel “had surgery on his penis … twice!”  Though we don’t know exactly when, it appears that as an adult Kimmel underwent two “horrible” operations to reopen his urethra when “it just kind of...

Lousy Sex

In a new “listicle” posted on its website this week, The Huffington Post outlines Eight Things America Gets Wrong About Sex. From health care to homophobia, the piece covers a range of historical and sociological reasons for America’s sexual dilemmas. It speaks to...

Compelled Altruism

Compelled Altruism

The following is an actual comment made by someone on Intact America’s Facebook page. We often see comments from men who defend their circumcised status, but this was the first time I’d seen someone finding solace in the idea that his foreskin was (perhaps?) used for...

Is Circumcision in America Really “Deeply Religious”?

Things have changed considerably in just the last few years with respect to mass media and the topic of circumcision. Several articles are published every month now – if not every week -- in major newspapers and websites here in the U.S. and abroad. As a result, it’s...