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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

Cultural Blindness and Circumcision

I can’t count the times I’ve heard people say that female genital mutilation (FGM) is “much worse” than routine infant male circumcision. And frankly, I’m tired of it. Cutting the genitals of children – female or male – is a gross violation of their basic human rights. Mutilation is mutilation. Period.

Fathers and Sons

When I first started speaking out against circumcision, some of my friends were taken aback; they hadn’t ever really thought about it, and they couldn’t understand why I’d devote so much energy and time to this as a cause.  It’s just a flap of skin, isn’t it? Babies...

Mother’s Day 2013

My mother passed away 11 months ago, so this is the first Mother’s Day I am spending without her in my life. I miss her so much. Growing up, but especially during my younger adult years, I had my share of grievances against my mother. Over the years, I occasionally...

Tell America’s OBs: His Body, His Rights

Tell America’s OBs: His Body, His Rights

I’m heading to New Orleans on May 4 to protest outside the annual conference of the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG). As you may have read in Intact America’s last newsletter, we tried to rent a booth in the Exhibit Hall, but were rejected...

“I’ve Been Doing My Part to Stop Circumcision” – Anonymous

Here is a quote from an email forwarded to me last week from a man who—at the Massachusetts legislature MGM hearing in 2010—had given me both his email and snail mail address. I received a donation envelope [from Intact America] at my home address today and it's...

Giving Thanks – 2012

With another Thanksgiving upon us, I have a long list of people and organizations that I want to thank. Here goes. To Amy, Jennifer and Ted – your day to day support means more to me than you’ll ever know. To Marilyn – my humble thanks for trusting me to carry on the...

Is This What “Religious Freedom” Looks Like?

The recent decision by a court in Cologne, Germany, which—following the circumcision-gone-wrong of a four-year-old Muslim boy—declared infant and child circumcision to be a crime and a human rights violation, seems to have started a trend. Shortly thereafter, in both...

Circumcision does not prevent HIV

HUMAN RIGHTS GROUP CHALLENGES GLOBAL AIDS ESTABLISHMENT TO TELL THE TRUTH: CIRCUMCISION DOES NOT PREVENT HIV INTACT AMERICA URGES POLICY MAKERS TO HALT MALE CIRCUMCISION ROLLOUT, CALLING THE PLAN EXORBITANT, DANGEROUS, AND UNETHICAL Tarrytown, NY—July 22, 2012 The...

Thoughts Provoked: Haaretz, the CDC, Pediatric News, and Yahoo Answers

For old-guard intactivists, it can be difficult to work up enthusiasm for the predictable details and epiphanies that appear in mainstream media coverage about circumcision. What does excite us is seeing a major media outlet publish an intelligent, long-form piece...