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April 2024

Foreskin Day

Foreskin Appreciation Day is April 4! The purpose of this sex-positive day is to raise awareness and increase appreciation for this unique and valuable body part. The theme of this year’s celebration is “Say the F word!” Tune into Intact America’s YouTube channel on April 4th for the premier of our 2024 Foreskin Festival, hosted...
04 Apr
All Day
Online at https://www.youtube.com/@IntactAmerica/featured

Los Angeles Times Festival of Books

Come visit author Georganne Chapin of This Penis Business, and Echo Montgomery Garrett at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books. Judy Kirkwood, co-author of Please Don’t Cut the Baby! by Marilyn Fayre Milos, will also be in attendance. General admission is free to the festival, and exclusive events with authors and celebrities will be...
20 - 21 Apr
All Day
University of Southern California campus

Independent Book Publishers Association: Publishing University 2024

Join Georganne Chapin and Echo Montgomery Garrett representing Lucid House Publishing and Intact America’s two latest memoirs, This Penis Business by Georganne Chapin, and Please Don’t Cut the Baby! by Marilyn Fayre Milos, at the Independent Book Publisher’s Association’s annual Publishing University, the premier educational event for independent book publishers in Denver, Colorado. Conference tickets...
25 - 27 Apr
All Day
Hilton Denver City Center
Hilton Denver City Center, Denver, CO
May 2024

Epic Book Shop

Georganne Chapin (YSHS Class of ’69) will be at Epic Book Shop to talk about her memoir, This Penis Business, released February 2024. Georganne is a leader in the movement to end the “routine” and medically unnecessary practice of circumcising baby boys in U.S. hospitals. Her book recounts how her life experiences, including her formative...
10 May
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Epic Book Shop
229 Xenia Avenue Yellow Springs, Ohio
June 2024

Village Books

Join author Georganne Chapin at Village Books in Bellingham, WA for a live reading of This Penis Business followed by book signing. The event will take place in the Readings Gallery located at the bottom level of the store. Pre-registration will be required on Eventbrite. There will be two ticket types: 1) a $5 ticket...
13 Jun
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Village Books, Bellingham, WA
1200 11th Street Bellingham, WA 98225
August 2024

New Voices New Rooms

Join author Georganne Chapin of This Penis Business, and Echo Montgomery Garrett at the North Atlantic Booksellers Association/ Southern Booksellers Association New Voices New Rooms 2024 conference & trade show. Judy Kirkwood, co-author of Please Don’t Cut the Baby! by Marilyn Fayre Milos, will also be in attendance. Registration for New Voices New Rooms opens...
08 - 11 Aug
All Day
Arlington VA
October 2024

Atlanta Pride 2024

Join Intact America at Atlanta Pride 2024 in Piedmont Park on October 13th & 14th. Intact America will be at booth B34, located along the paved walkway near Sean’s Heart of the Park & Mayor’s Grove playground. This is Intact America’s second time returning to Atlanta Pride and we’re thrilled to be a distinct presence...
13 - 14 Oct
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Piedmont Park, Atlanta, GA
400 Park Dr NE. Atlanta, GA 30306

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    Marilyn

    Marilyn Fayre Milos, multiple award winner for her humanitarian work to end routine infant circumcision in the United States and advocating for the rights of infants and children to genital autonomy, has written a warm and compelling memoir of her path to becoming “the founding mother of the intactivist movement.” Needing to support her family as a single mother in the early sixties, Milos taught banjo—having learned to play from Jerry Garcia (later of The Grateful Dead)—and worked as an assistant to comedian and social critic Lenny Bruce, typing out the content of his shows and transcribing court proceedings of his trials for obscenity. After Lenny’s death, she found her voice as an activist as part of the counterculture revolution, living in Haight Ashbury in San Francisco during the 1967 Summer of Love, and honed her organizational skills by creating an alternative education open classroom (still operating) in Marin County. 

    After witnessing the pain and trauma of the circumcision of a newborn baby boy when she was a nursing student at Marin College, Milos learned everything she could about why infants were subjected to such brutal surgery. The more she read and discovered, the more convinced she became that circumcision had no medical benefits. As a nurse on the obstetrical unit at Marin General Hospital, she committed to making sure parents understood what circumcision entailed before signing a consent form. Considered an agitator and forced to resign in 1985, she co-founded NOCIRC (National Organization of Circumcision Information Resource Centers) and began organizing international symposia on circumcision, genital autonomy, and human rights. Milos edited and published the proceedings from the above-mentioned symposia and has written numerous articles in her quest to end circumcision and protect children’s bodily integrity. She currently serves on the board of directors of Intact America.

    Georganne

    Georganne Chapin is a healthcare expert, attorney, social justice advocate, and founding executive director of Intact America, the nation’s most influential organization opposing the U.S. medical industry’s penchant for surgically altering the genitals of male children (“circumcision”). Under her leadership, Intact America has definitively documented tactics used by U.S. doctors and healthcare facilities to pathologize the male foreskin, pressure parents into circumcising their sons, and forcibly retract the foreskins of intact boys, creating potentially lifelong, iatrogenic harm. 

    Chapin holds a BA in Anthropology from Barnard College, and a Master’s degree in Sociomedical Sciences from Columbia University. For 25 years, she served as president and chief executive officer of Hudson Health Plan, a nonprofit Medicaid insurer in New York’s Hudson Valley. Mid-career, she enrolled in an evening law program, where she explored the legal and ethical issues underlying routine male circumcision, a subject that had interested her since witnessing the aftermath of the surgery conducted on her younger brother. She received her Juris Doctor degree from Pace University School of Law in 2003, and was subsequently admitted to the New York Bar. As an adjunct professor, she taught Bioethics and Medicaid and Disability Law at Pace, and Bioethics in Dominican College’s doctoral program for advanced practice nurses.

    In 2004, Chapin founded the nonprofit Hudson Center for Health Equity and Quality, a company that designs software and provides consulting services designed to reduce administrative complexities, streamline and integrate data collection and reporting, and enhance access to care for those in need. In 2008, she co-founded Intact America.

    Chapin has published many articles and op-ed essays, and has been interviewed on local, national and international television, radio and podcasts about ways the U.S. healthcare system prioritizes profits over people’s basic needs. She cites routine (nontherapeutic) infant circumcision as a prime example of a practice that wastes money and harms boys and the men they will become. This Penis Business: A Memoir is her first book.