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Genital Integrity

This group is for parents who support genital integrity for BOTH boys and girls. This is also a group for parents to learn about some of the common myths about circumcision and the intact male.

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Latest Activity: Oct 13, 2011

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Phony Phimosis Diagnosis

Started by Jennifer C. Last reply by Jennifer C Jun 2, 2010. 3 Replies

Circumcision: Already Illegal?

Started by Jennifer C. Last reply by Jennifer C Jun 2, 2010. 2 Replies

If you have an intact boy PLEASE READ NOW!!!

Started by Jennifer C. Last reply by Jennifer C Aug 23, 2009. 3 Replies

Top 12 Myths About Circumcision and the Intact Male

Started by Jennifer C. Last reply by Jennifer C Aug 20, 2009. 3 Replies

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Comment by Dee F. on August 25, 2009 at 7:01pm
Yes, I went and sent off a letter!
Comment by Laura Morales on August 25, 2009 at 6:55pm
I got an email from the intact America thing. they where talking about the conference that the CDC was having and suggested I write a letter to someone( can't remember who off the top of my head but it's in the email:). Did y'all all get this email?
Comment by Jennifer C on August 24, 2009 at 11:20pm
I believe you are correct Dee. Check out the new discussion I posted about circ and HIV.
Comment by Laura Morales on August 24, 2009 at 7:54pm
Wow, I didn't hear about any of this, didn't even know they were having a meeting about it. It's pretty unbelievable!
Comment by Dee F. on August 24, 2009 at 6:29pm
I think a study has been done showing that FGM reduces HIV infection in woman by something like 55%
Comment by Jennifer C on August 24, 2009 at 6:18pm
*that is over 250 per year.
Comment by Jennifer C on August 24, 2009 at 6:14pm
Oh yeah, Schoen is a huge KOOK! He is the "circumcision task force".

A friend of mine spoke to one pediatric urologist in Houston and he said he did over 250 surgeries on infant boys to "fix" problems with their circ. Can you imagine, that was just 1 pedi urologist! Now with the stem-cell research now using foreskin tissue the money is pouring in for circers. It is a win, win situation for everyone, except the boys and men that they become.

If any study was done to try to prove that removal of the labia or female foreskin lessened the spread of disease people would raging mad. In fact, studies have been done in other countries that circ women. These "studies" just don't get a shred of publicity b/c everyone knows they aren't worth the paper they are printed on, same is true with this Uganda "study". Fact is that with any study if you go in trying to prove something you can just about prove anything all in how you conduct it.

DId you see this? http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/31388323/ns/health-dr_nancy Georganne did an awesome job with what little time she had. I love the part where the dummie pedi says that it is "uncomfortable to talk to young adults about safe sex".

I wonder what they will do in 6 years when the first HIV vaccine is released. What leg will they stand on next???
Comment by Dee F. on August 24, 2009 at 3:59pm
How many Peds are on the CDC panel? They make a butt load of money on circumcision, and fixing them and all the problems they cause like adhesions etc. Both vaccines and circumcision are not about health, they are about money. Money makes the CDC go round...just check out the conflicts of interest in both vaccines and circumcision. I'm going to take a flying leap of faith and bet that Dr. Edgar Schoen had something to do with this panel...he is a Ped and a circumfetishist. (he has even written poetry about circumcision.
Comment by Dee F. on August 24, 2009 at 3:54pm
Jennifer - Here in lies the problem. There are vaccines on the market that have either not shown that high efficacy or have never even been tested for efficacy. Tetanus is the first one that comes to mind...they have no idea if it works or not. Hence, circ as an AIDS vaccine makes perfect sense when you follow the $$$
Comment by Jennifer C on August 24, 2009 at 3:39pm
I did know that the CDC had a conference today. Intact America was on the conference ground in Atlanta helping distribute research-based evidence against these claims. I think it is rather hilarious that the USA has the highest circ rate of any country and also the highest STD rate of any developed nation. The Uganda study conducted by Jewish researchers is being pushed as conclusive even though the flaws in the study are numerous and other studies, conducted by other researchers, have shown no link. Also, the Lancet just released a study showing women are at 55% higher risk of contracting HIV from circed men. Think of it this way. If this were a vaccination that only showed a 60% success rate, it would never be put on the market. For a vaccine to be put on the market it would have to prove to eliminate the disease by much more than 60%. The fact that these studies are already highly subjective (if you believe them then there is still a 40% risk) and they show an increase in male-to-female transmission by about 55% makes this entire conference laughable. As we always say, circumcision is a cure in search of a disease.

Condoms are 98% effective against HIV transmission. Condoms on a circed man are equally effective on an intact man. Over 500,000 circumcised, American men have died of AIDs. Also, recent studies show that a circed man is LESS likely to wear a condom. The real solution is pretty darn clear. Too bad there is a conflict of interest. $$$ and religion, a powerful duo.
 

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