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“Do You Know?” About Smegma

By Marilyn Milos, RN and Georganne Chapin, IA Executive Director smegma (noun). Pronounced smeg-ma                                                                                     definition: A whitish sebaceous secretion that collects between the glans penis and...

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Voices — Brad Christensen

My story with circumcision began as most did: in infancy, when I was restrained against my will and mutilated. I grew up from that into a difficult child. I was easily angered and I clearly remember the more aggressive version of myself where I would hit people, not...

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Voices – A “Coming Out” Story

When I began my work in 1979, gay men were coming to San Francisco so they could come out of the closet safely. By the early 1980s, I was becoming known in the San Francisco Bay Area as the nurse who was telling the truth about the harm of circumcision. Bud Berkeley,...

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Dirty Diaper?

Dirty Diaper?

Circumcision hurts babies! It leaves a raw, open wound on the penis that takes days to heal and is exposed to urine and feces in the baby’s diaper. The foreskin keeps the baby’s penis clean and dry! Stop cutting baby boys now!

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Voices — “One Happy Family”

Several years ago a young Hispanic couple moved into temporary housing in our neighbors' basement in Northern Virginia. Neither my wife nor I had a chance to speak to the couple in the first few days after they moved in, but one morning I noticed that the very...

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Voices — A.L.

I was first introduced to circumcision and became aware that it happened to me when I was almost eleven years old. Immediately, it bothered me that someone changed something about my penis when I was a baby and could not give my permission. I rediscovered the topic...

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The next wave of intactivism

The Next Wave of Intactivism: A conversation with Marilyn Milos and Georganne Chapin  Following the recent merger of the organizations they lead, on July 14, 2021, Marilyn Milos founding executive director of Genital Autonomy — America (formerly NOCIRC), and...

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Inalienable Rights

Inalienable Rights

Every living person has certain inalienable or natural rights. Among them are the right to our own bodies. Not part of our body, all of our body.

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