Intact America – say no to circumcision

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  • Vision Statement: Intact America envisions a world where children are protected from permanent bodily alteration inflicted on them without their consent, in the name of culture, religion, profit, or parental preference.
  • Mission Statement: Intact America works to protect babies and children from circumcision and all other forms of medically unnecessary genital alteration, whether carried out for cultural conformity or profit, in medical or non-medical settings … (about 1/2).

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Address: Intact America, PO Box 8516, Tarrytown, NY 10591, USA;
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About 2/2: … We seek to achieve our goals through education, advocacy, public policy reform, and the empowerment of our supporters, partners, and volunteers. You can read our Statement of Principles here.

The History of Intact America:

  • Intact America, founded in 2008 thanks to funding from a private donor, is the most recent expression of a movement against infant circumcision that has been active and expanding for decades. Intact America counts among its advisors many long-term Intactivists, as well as many new people who have embraced Intact America’s commitment to protect all babies and children–male and female–from the forced modification of their genitalia.
  • Intact America operates under the auspices of the Hudson Center for Health Equity & Quality, a not-for-profit organization that is tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the internal revenue code. Georganne Chapin, a leader in the fight for ethical, cost-effective and high quality health care, is Intact America’s founding executive director. Ms. Chapin holds a BA in anthropology from Barnard College, an MPhil in sociomedical sciences from Columbia University, and a JD from Pace University School of Law. Her “Circumcision Debate” article, published in Hudson Valley Parent magazine, highlights her dedication to the intactivist cause. Read more about Georganne here.

About Our Current Campaign:

  • The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) are developing public health recommendations for the U.S. on male circumcision, based on flawed African studies that ignore the serious risks of the procedure, such as hemorrhage, infection, surgical mishap, and death.
  • These organizations have a responsibility to share the truth about public health issues that can affect millions of Americans. That is why Intact America is calling for the CDC and the AAP NOT to recommend circumcision and to formally recognize the risks and harms of newborn male circumcision.

Click here to learn more about our current campaign and to take action.

  • The following boards have been formed to help promote awareness of children’s rights and help Intact America increase financial and public support for our programs and policies. These boards do not participate in the general management of the organization.

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