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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 edi denton on July 9, 2009 at 12:47pm
What's up with the whole argument that infants must be circumcised within 24 hours in the hospital? My sister's pedi actually told her that waiting would be harder on the child, because their pain receptors are more developed later on. Are Doctors actually taught that in medical school? Is it not utterly ridiculous?

Crying is so not the only sign of pain. After my sister's little boy was circumcised at 24 hours old, he absolutely shut down...stopped nursing and slept for the whole day. My other sister doesn't think that her sons were affected by the procedure. Why? Because they "slept so much" after the procedure was done.

This is such a status quo issue. All most people need is a little bit of information...such as the circumcision videos...to show how completely passe the whole circumcision thing is. Get the word out!
Comment by Jennifer C on June 27, 2009 at 2:05pm
I know Courtney. For the most part circ is still done behind closed doors. I think if more parents actually saw it then they'd never do it to their children. The trauma to the brain is lasting and the cortisol levels of children who were circumcised never return to base levels. I just read a fantastic study done in the UK that outlines how pain changes infant' brains and is experienced at a higher level due to the immature nerve receptors. Many people don't realize that crying is not the only sign of pain on infants so even if they stop crying or go into a state of shock, it does not mean they are not in pain.

Just the entire act of circumcising, strapping an infant down and removing part of their most private, sensitive area, is such a violent act. I think (or hope) that parents are starting to realize this is both physically and psychologically harmful to a child. I often hear parents say, "he won't remember". That does nothing to change the reality of what circumcision is...
Comment by Courtney Poulos on June 27, 2009 at 8:50am
A video of a circumcision is all I needed to see to convince me that this not right. The little baby's legs pinned down while he is traumatized. And the genitals--such a sensitive part of a human body, deeply sensitized in the brain and so integral to our mental and physical health. There is a cruelty there that I just can't stomach, and definitely cannot act upon my own baby.
Comment by Jennifer C on June 25, 2009 at 4:58am
Hi Stephanie! You are 100% correct. Intact America just held a press conference in New York, NY. You can go to youtube and watch several of the speakers at the event. Soraya Mire, was the final speaker and she was wonderful. She was a victim of female circ who has become a force against male circumcision. If you have not checked out Intact America's new website, go there and see all the wonderful changes. This WILL end. www.intactamerica.org
Comment by Stephanie Bernath on June 24, 2009 at 10:47pm
Lets normalize this... baby boys (and girls) are born perfect and beautiful... what a cruel way to bring a baby into this world..
 

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