Circumcision As a Human Rights Violation – Video and Resources

Intact America Protest at the AAP 2012 National Convention imageIntact America Protest at the AAP 2012 National Convention

The Intact America protest of circumcision as a human rights violation at the AAP 2012 National Convention in New Orleans in October 2012. Go to their event page for more information.

See event photos by James Loewen here.

What you will learn in this video:

America’s circumcision rates have dropped to 33%. The question now is why was circumcision — the only surgery performed on non-consenting neonates – started in the first place? Why did it become a “surgical procedure in search of a disease”? Can a circumcised doctor take care of an intact boy? What neurological and emotional damage has been done to circumcised males? What are the studies that show these correlations? Circumcision affects relationships as well. Dr. Travis states that circumcised men have two sexual gears, on and off. The removal of 3/4s of the most sensitive skin on their penises eans circumcised men often have to fake foreplay, which means women often have to fake orgasm—the men no longer have the equipment they were designed to enjoy it with. With more parents waking up to the medically unnecessary surgery performed on non-consenting neonates, will a public outcry against this human rights abuse lead to its banishment, as the Dutch medical association has recommended?

Dr. Travis spoke to Lisa Reagan, associate editor for Pathways to Family Wellness magazine and Kindred’s executive editor, on a range of circumcision issues in the summer of 2011.


Intact America. 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. 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.

National Organization of Circumcision Information Resource Centers. NOCIRC was founded by healthcare professionals to provide information to expectant parents, healthcare professionals, educators, lawyers, ethicists, and concerned individuals about circumcision and genital cutting of male, female, and intersex infants and children, genital integrity, and human rights.

National Organization of Restoring Men (NORM), Information and Support Group on Foreskin Restoration

National Organization to Halt the Abuse and Routine Mutilation of Males, NOHARMM, 
Activist Organization for Men

Nurses for the Rights of the Child, NRC, Conscientious Objector Information for Nurses

Doctors Opposing Circumcision, DOC, Physician Information and Networking

Attorneys for the Rights of the Child, ARC

Jewish Circumcision Resource Center

Jews Against Circumcision

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