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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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Members: 29
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 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.
Comment by Bonnie P on August 24, 2009 at 1:41pm
Wow! Did you see the Today show?

August 24th, 2009
NBC’s Chief Medical Editor, Dr. Nancy Snyderman, discusses a potential recommendation by the CDC that all baby boys born in the U.S. be circumcised. She discusses this with Matt Lauer on the Today show.

Sorry, I don't know how to provide the link to the video, but I found it on the MNS site under "News". Horrible! Siting decreased STD infection rates as the reason!
Comment by Dee F. on August 20, 2009 at 4:14pm
Signed and passed along!
Comment by Jennifer C on August 20, 2009 at 4:04pm
Please go to Intact America now and sign the petition that is going to the CDC. The conference will be held in only 5 days so we need all the signatures we can get. Here is the link:
http://org2.democracyinaction.org/o/5922/t/6483/petition.jsp?petition_KEY=472
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Comment by Laura Morales on August 20, 2009 at 9:12am
My husband got a kick out of those illustrations you posted. Our fav was the little baby saying, You're gonna cut off what?! they're funny but so true!
Comment by Jennifer C on August 20, 2009 at 3:59am
Hi Rebecca! Welcome to the group. The hypocrisy is incredible isn't it? We crusade against the cutting of girls that goes on in other countries, yet we do the same to our boys. People think that FGM is worse but in reality our male circ is more severe than the most commonly practiced forms of female circ, which only remove the clitoral hood (female foreskin). Also, more men are severely disfigured (making sex impossible) or killed by circumcision each year than the number of women. Three studies concluded that 240 newborn boys in the USA die each year from complications of circumcision. The number of African boy that die far exceeds that! Cutting is cutting. I'm happy to have you here with us. Even if you don't have a boy you can still protect other boys! Check out www.intactamerica.org There is a petition everyone should sign that will be reviewed by the CDC in only 5 days. Sign it now before the conference!
Comment by Rebecca on August 19, 2009 at 5:05pm
Hi, I have a daughter but before we knew her gender I convinced my husband we do NOT want to circumcise. I never really knew what it was until about 10 years ago. I was horrified to find out that it is mostly scar tissue you see all over 'that part' of a man! Socially acceptable or not, it just didn't sit right with me and so I have been against it ever since I learned the meaning of the word! It is a relief to know there are others out there teaching by example since I don't have a boy yet!!
 

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