Navigation Links
The Time To Rethink Male Circumcision Is Now, Group Says In Launching www.intactamerica.org
Date:6/25/2009

REMOVAL OF HEALTHY FUNCTIONING TISSUE VIOLATES MEDICAL ETHICS, HUMAN RIGHTS OF BABY BOYS WHO CANNOT GIVE INFORMED CONSENT

NEW YORK, June 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Parents, pediatricians and health and human rights activists today announced the launch of INTACT AMERICA and its website -- www.intactamerica.org -- to change how America thinks about male circumcision. The national campaign argues that painful and medically unnecessary surgery to remove healthy genital tissue from non-consenting baby boys violates medical ethics and human rights.

They were joined by Soraya Mire, the Somali filmmaker who is a global leader in the fight against forced female circumcision.

"The same universal human right to an intact body that I have fought for on behalf of women and girls must apply to boys as well, especially those too young to make an informed decision about the integrity of their bodies," said Mire. "How can it be wrong to surgically alter the genitals of a baby girl without her consent but okay to surgically alter the genitals of a baby boy?"

The launch comes as the Centers for Disease Control considers whether to recommend circumcision based on African studies of adult males and the HIV/AIDS epidemic.

"Studies of adult men in Africa cannot be used to justify subjecting non-consenting American baby boys to irreversible surgery that will remove healthy tissue from their genitals for the rest of their lives," said Georganne Chapin, Intact America's Executive Director. "Let young men make decisions about their own bodies, when they reach an age to understand the risks and consequences."

"Before subjecting their newborn sons to painful, risky, irreversible and medically unnecessary genital surgery, parents should ask if they would do the same to their daughters," said Chapin.

Ch
'/>"/>

SOURCE Intact America
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3 4

Related medicine news :

1. reThinking eHealth Webinar: Will the Patient Centered Medical Home Be the Model for Universal Healthcare?
2. A Different Way of Thinking for a Fulfilling Life: New Book Offers Practical Guidance for Rethinking Happiness and Nurturing Self-Love
3. Medical Experts Call on Media to Rethink Coverage of Weight Loss
4. UK and US guidelines on kids physical activity levels need rethinking
5. Surgeons Rethink Approach to Minimal Incision Foot and Ankle Surgery
6. Intact America Launches Campaign to Change How America Thinks About Male Circumcision
7. Clinical Innovations Introduces New Circumcision Device
8. Unprecedented Scale-Up of Voluntary Male Circumcision Begins in Swaziland and Zambia
9. Circumcision Guards Against STDs
10. Clearinghouse on Male Circumcision for HIV Prevention Web Site Launched
11. Circumcision rates lower in states where Medicaid does not cover procedure
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:1/22/2015)... (PRWEB) January 22, 2015 Deer Path of ... host a Valentine’s Day Happy Hour from 3 p.m. to 4 ... 12500 Regency Parkway in Huntley, Illinois, serves adults with physical disabilities ... event will include Valentine's Day treats, games and sweetheart-themed karaoke. , ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... The City of West Hollywood hosted a news conference on ... anniversary of the Supreme Court decision Roe v. Wade, which legalized ... the Roe vs. Wade decision and the fight to protect a ... City of West Hollywood Councilmember Abbe Land. “We need to continue ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... VogueQueen is a seasoned and trusted leader who ... are thrilled to have it lead the wedding dress industry ... of prom dresses for the global market. , “The CEO ... and he focuses on continuing the goal of operational excellence ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... AngelWeddingDress, the premier women’s dress supplier, has recently ... View website of AngelWeddingDress.com to find more details. ... online for a bridal party. AngelWeddingDress offers a variety ... Its maternity wedding dresses are specially designed for 2015. ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... York, New York (PRWEB) January 22, 2015 ... filed after Fresenius Medical Care recalled its GranuFlo and ... federal multidistrict litigation underway in U.S. District Court, District ... Order dated January 20th, the Court has remanded a ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Deer Path of Huntley Affordable Assisted Living to Host Valentine's Day Happy Hour 2Health News:VogueQueen Unveils New Designs of Prom Dresses for 2015 2Health News:AngelWeddingDress Has Recently Released Its Collection Of 2015 Maternity Wedding Dresses 2Health News:Court Overseeing Federal GranuFlo Lawsuits Remands Louisiana Claim Back to State Court, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 2Health News:Court Overseeing Federal GranuFlo Lawsuits Remands Louisiana Claim Back to State Court, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 3Health News:Court Overseeing Federal GranuFlo Lawsuits Remands Louisiana Claim Back to State Court, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 4
... of childhood cancer survivors who received prior treatment involving ... agents do not have an increased risk for birth ... have such cancer treatment. The findings provide reassurance that ... survivors who are concerned about the potential effects of ...
... HealthDay Reporter , MONDAY, Dec. 12 (HealthDay News) -- Young ... do not seem to face an increased risk for cardiovascular ... that these drugs can cause increases in heart rate and ... that these effects posed a risk, the researchers said. ...
... Athens, Ga.Researchers from the University of Georgia and the Mayo ... tumors in a mouse model that mimics 90 percent of ... to common treatments. The vaccine, described this ... of the National Academy of Sciences , reveals a promising ...
... December 12, 2011. Researchers from the University of Maryland ... launched a study of exercise and computerized memory training to ... prevent memory changes. The type of memory that will be ... take in information and use it in a new way. ...
... ways to halt the uncontrolled growth of cancer cells, scientists ... drugs, called PARP inhibitors, may block the ability of pre-leukemic ... these cells to self-destruct. Results of their experiments, expected ... American Society of Hematology in San Diego, Dec. 12, have ...
... 12, 2011) -- A new study finds that patients who ... twice as likely to develop delirium, a potentially dangerous change ... began their stay in isolation were not at increased risk. ... Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, the journal of the ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Childhood cancer survivors' exposure to chemotherapy, radiation does not increase risk of birth defects in their children 2Health News:Childhood cancer survivors' exposure to chemotherapy, radiation does not increase risk of birth defects in their children 3Health News:Childhood cancer survivors' exposure to chemotherapy, radiation does not increase risk of birth defects in their children 4Health News:ADHD Drugs Don't Raise Risk of Heart Problems: Study 2Health News:ADHD Drugs Don't Raise Risk of Heart Problems: Study 3Health News:Scientists develop vaccine that attacks breast cancer in mice 2Health News:Scientists develop vaccine that attacks breast cancer in mice 3Health News:Scientists develop vaccine that attacks breast cancer in mice 4Health News:Exercise/memory research for Parkinson's 2Health News:Exercise/memory research for Parkinson's 3Health News:'PARP' drug sabotages DNA repair in pre-leukemic cells 2Health News:'PARP' drug sabotages DNA repair in pre-leukemic cells 3Health News:Patient isolation associated with hospital delirium: study 2
(Date:1/23/2015)... 2015  MedScope ( www.medscope.org ), the leading provider of ... Connected World magazine Connected World Award for ... can be used anywhere, anytime. The nomination was made ... In nominating MedScope, Landon Garner , Director of ...
(Date:1/23/2015)... 23, 2015 /PRNewswire/-- Harwood Feffer LLP ( www.hfesq.com ) is ... Advaxis, Inc. ("Advaxis" or the "Company") (NASDAQ: ... fiduciary duties to shareholders. On January 21, ... reporting that Advaxis had misrepresented the clinical data for ...
(Date:1/23/2015)... 23, 2015  Now available for sale, The Armor1 Ankle ... prevents ankle sprains by cushioning the ankle from an ... around the outside of any shoe type and allows ... still offering protection against sprains. With customers in physical ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:MedScope Nominated by RacoWireless for Prestigious 2015 Connected World Magazine Connected World Award 2Harwood Feffer LLP Announces Investigation of Advaxis, Inc. 2The Armor1 Ankle Roll Guard is the New Breakthrough Solution for Ankle Sprain Prevention! 2
... Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is ... Pharmaceutical Packaging Market http://www.reportlinker.com/p0288103/US-Pharmaceutical-Packaging-Market.html ... 5.5% annually through 2014 Demand for ... increase 5.5 percent annually to $18.4 billion in 2014. ...
... Inc. (PSI), a leading pharmaceutical Contract Research Organization ... to help advance early stage molecules and drug ... Under the established framework between Children,s and PSI, ... at progressing the specific drug or drug product ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Reportlinker Adds US Pharmaceutical Packaging Market 2Reportlinker Adds US Pharmaceutical Packaging Market 3Reportlinker Adds US Pharmaceutical Packaging Market 4Reportlinker Adds US Pharmaceutical Packaging Market 5Reportlinker Adds US Pharmaceutical Packaging Market 6Reportlinker Adds US Pharmaceutical Packaging Market 7Reportlinker Adds US Pharmaceutical Packaging Market 8Reportlinker Adds US Pharmaceutical Packaging Market 9Reportlinker Adds US Pharmaceutical Packaging Market 10Children's Hospital Boston and Particle Sciences Cooperate on Translational Medicine Efforts 2
...
...
...
Conforms to the convexity of the lens providing easier access to anterior capsule. Reduces pontential of corneal touch. 35G x 5/8in (.50 x 16mm)...
Medicine Products: