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Facing Circumcision  Eight Physicians Tell Their Stories
     Restoration in Focus  
Instructional Video for Foreskin Restoration
     They Cut Babies, Don't They?  
One Man's Struggle Against Circumcision
     Whose Body, Whose Rights?   Award-winning documentary seen on PBS!

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Rethinking a Medical and
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FactFinder
research page for the news media

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Although this page is occasionally updated and remains valuable for archival purposes,
we now refer news and media organizations to these sources:

IntactNews a news-media organization connecting all facets of the genital integrity movement.
CircumstitionsNews a blogspot for circumcision news from around the world

CIRCUMCISION & HIV - Statement by Doctors Opposing Circumcision explains why studies alleging circumcision reduces HIV are wrong.

FOLLOW THE MONEY - Visit CircLeaks to learn about those who fund, promote and profit from circumcision.

ETHICAL DOCS TAKE A STAND - Dutch doctors urge end to male circumcision (Sep 2011).

SURVEY DOCUMENTS HARM - Global Survey of Circumcision Harm launched for men to document long-term adverse physical, sexual and psychological consequences of infant circumcision (July 2011).

 


This page offers valuable information for critical reporting on diverse aspects of the circumcision issue.
Use this page to begin your research or to augment your interviews with those on either side of the controversy.
Each topic below contains names of appropriate spokespersons (found in a master contact list later on this page).

American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Policy:
    Suggested Guidelines for Critical Reporting 
Policies of Medical Associations
    in Medically Advanced Nations Outside the U.S.
Alternatives - Medical & Religious Questions to Explore in Your Reporting 
Anatomy, Functions, Development & Proper Care Research Site for Published Data
Balanced Reporting of Circumcision Issues? Responses to AAP Policy by Consumer Groups
Circumcised Fathers Raising Intact Sons  Resources for the General Public
Complications and Consequences
    Poll finds long-term circumcision harm
Spokespersons and Consumer Groups
Ethical, Legal & Human Rights Issues Statistics
Foreskin Restoration (Uncircumcision) Underreported Issues Surrounding Circumcision
   Including accounts of personal tragedy

Circumcision Cuts Penis Sensitivity BJU International Mar 2007

NEWS

Doctor and Hospital Settle Circumcision Lawsuit:
Stage Set for Men to Sue for Being Circumcised as Infants  Apr 2003

British Medical Association:
The law & ethics of male circumcision - Guidance for doctors
 
  Mar 2003

Circumcision Opponents Use the Legal System and Legislatures   Jan 2003

Muslim M.D. mounts gender challenge to Canada's law
against female genital mutilation
 
Feb 2001


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American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Policy: Suggested Guidelines for Critical Reporting
1999 AAP Statement on Circumcision
"The data...demonstrating potential medical benefits of
newborn male circumcision...are not sufficient to recommend
routine neonatal circumcision. The procedure is not essential
to the child's well-being."

Blue_ArrowD096.gif (140 bytes)1999 AAP Circumcision Policy

Guidelines for Evaluation and Reporting          Critical Analysis

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View related cartoon by Phil Lasorda

1989 AAP Statement on Circumcision
The 1989 Circumcision Task Force,
chaired by circumcision advocate
Edgar J. Schoen, M.D., concluded that
"The procedure has potential medical
benefits and advantages, as well as
inherent disadvantages and risks."

The change from the 1975 position (see
below) was due to studies claiming an
increased risk of urinary tract infections (UTI) in uncircumcised infants. The AAP admitted
that the UTI research may have been
methodologically flawed and influenced by
patient selection bias. Examine a detailed
analysis of the 1989 AAP statement.

 

Blue_ArrowD096.gif (140 bytes)1975 AAP Statement on Circumcision
"There is no absolute medical indication for routine circumcision of the newborn."

See also
Blue_ArrowD096.gif (140 bytes)AIDS: Circumcision No Guarantee newyellow.gif (902 bytes)
A Sydney epidemiologist has reacted forcefully to a study showing that male circumcision may play a part in preventing HIV infection. 
Blue_ArrowD096.gif (140 bytes)Circumcision and HIV infection: Review of the literature and meta-analysis newyellow.gif (902 bytes)  Published in 1999 in the International Journal of STDs and AIDS, this review of the combined raw data  finds that a man with a circumcised penis is at greater risk of acquiring and transmitting HIV than a man with a non-circumcised penis.
Blue_ArrowD096.gif (140 bytes)Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) and Circumcision.
Excellent analysis by a doctor, with easy-to-read graphs.
Blue_ArrowD096.gif (140 bytes)New Report Debunks Health Benefits of Circumcision newyellow.gif (902 bytes)
UTIs not as common as previously thought. (Ottawa Citizen, 1998)  
[as published in Blue_ArrowD096.gif (140 bytes)Lancet, 5 December 1998 ]
Blue_ArrowD096.gif (140 bytes)New UTI research  
Published in 1997 found that most UTIs among males are not caused by the foreskin but by an underlying defect in the urinary tract.
Blue_ArrowD096.gif (140 bytes)Penile Cancer: Prevention & Risk Factors - American Cancer Society  
"The consensus among studies that have taken these other factors into account is that circumcision is not of value in preventing cancer of the penis. It is important that the issue of circumcision not distract the public's attention from avoiding known penile cancer risk factors -- having unprotected sexual relations with multiple partners (increasing the likelihood of human papillomavirus infection) and cigarette smoking."

Blue_ArrowD096.gif (140 bytes)Researchers Conclude that Circumcision Does Not Protect Men From STDs (Medical Tribune, 1997).

Qualified Spokespeople from Contact List
George C. Denniston, M.D. Betty Katz-Sperlich, R.N. Tim Hammond (NOHARMM)
Marilyn F. Milos, R.N. Morris Sorrells, M.D. Robert S. Van Howe, M.D.

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Anatomy, Functions, Development and Proper Care of the Penis

Summary: The prepuce (foreskin) is an important  functional part of the penis. In circumcising societies, like the United States, most practicing physicians and medical students have not been taught the unique anatomy, specialized functions, normal development or proper care of the intact (non-circumcised) penis. Others are misinformed about when the foreskin should become retractable, and often disrupt penile development by forcibly retracting (or advising parents to retract) a child's foreskin, causing damage that sometimes requires circumcision.

Qualified Spokespeople from Contact List
George C. Denniston, M.D. Marilyn F. Milos, R.N. Susan Peer (Parents of Intact Sons)
Morris Sorrells, M.D. Robert S. Van Howe, M.D.

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Balanced Reporting of Circumcision Issues

Adult vs. Infant Circumcision: Reporting an adult man's experience of getting circumcised adds little to understanding the infant circumcision experience because:

Are Alleged Benefits Exaggerated?  See Blue_ArrowD096.gif (140 bytes)Urinary Tract Infection and Circumcision. Excellent analysis by a doctor, with easy-to-read graphs.

Benefits vs. Risks:  The 1989 American Academy of Pediatrics Circumcision Task Force describes circumcision's benefits as only potential and its risks as inherent. Reporting only the benefits and risks of circumcision is essentially unbalanced. Report the potential benefits of circumcision in contrast to the inherent benefits of the foreskin (see anatomy section this page). Report the potential risks of retaining one's foreskin in contrast to the inherent risks of circumcision (see complications section this page).

Immunization vs. Circumcision: Some circumcision advocates wrongly equate these two. They are not comparable. Immunization involves injections. Circumcision is surgery, which results in the permanent loss of a healthy, functional body part and has long-term physical, sexual and psychological consequences that have yet to be studied.  Unlike immunization, which affects children of both genders, circumcision usually targets one gender and is rooted in cultural custom, religion and social myths. See: Vaccination and Infant Circumcision are Not Comparable 

Intact vs. Uncircumcised: Intact describes individuals who are not surgically altered. 'Uncircumcised' carries a negative connotation and presumes that circumcision should have been performed. Are most of the world's women 'uncircumcised' or are they intact? Do we call people 'untonsillectomized' or 'unmastectomized'?

Laymen vs. Professionals: Doctor vs. layman is essentially unbalanced. Present opposing views from representatives of equal standing (i.e., doctor vs. doctor, layman vs. layman). For a livelier debate, interview a pro-circumcision physician and a lawyer from Blue_ArrowD096.gif (140 bytes)Attorneys for the Rights of the Child.

Religion vs. Medicine: Doctor vs. religious leader is essentially unbalanced. Consider presenting the opposing views of representatives from the same field (i.e., religious leader vs. religious leader or doctor vs. doctor).

 

See also: 1999 AAP Statement on Circumcision: Suggested Guidelines for Evaluation & Critical Reporting

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Circumcised Fathers Raising Intact Sons

Many circumcised fathers are choosing to leave their sons intact. The following page contains a contact list of men who are willing to listen to the concerns of parents, especially fathers and fathers-to-be, and to share their experiences with making this decision and answer questions about raising intact sons.  Raising Our Sons Intact

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Alternatives to Circumcision - Medical and Religious

MEDICAL ALTERNATIVES

Summary: Potential problems from the foreskin have been greatly exaggerated.The existing medical literature, however, documents modern, safe and effective prophylaxis and treatment alternatives for these rare problems. Circumcision is virtually obsolete, or at best, a treatment of last resort. Doctors Opposing Circumcision (D.O.C.) maintains a list of non-invasive interventions. (See Blue_ArrowD096.gif (140 bytes)Previous Circumcision Rationale and Modern Alternatives)

Qualified Spokespeople from Contact List
George C. Denniston, M.D. (D.O.C.) Betty Katz-Sperlich, R.N. Marilyn F. Milos, R.N.
Morris Sorrells, M.D. Robert S. Van Howe, M.D.

 

RELIGIOUS ALTERNATIVES

Summary: Christianity does not mandate male circumcision. The Qur'an of Islam does not mention male or female circumcision. In Judaism, circumcision indicates only how observant one is, since according to Jewish law, one's Jewish identity is defined by maternal blood line. On the verge of the 21st century, there is growing awareness that religion is no longer a reasonable justification for inflicting harm on another person, especially a child. Many observant parents are choosing rituals to welcome their children into family and community without circumcision.

Christianity

Islam

Judaism

Support and information for Jewish parents on
alternative (non-cutting) bris ceremonies:

Norm Cohen
NOCIRC/Michigan
P.O. Box 333
Birmingham, MI 48012
Tel 248-642-5703
Moshe Rothenberg, C.S.W.
Alternative Bris Support
   and Ceremonies
Brooklyn, NY
718-859-0650
Ron Goldman, Ph.D.
Jewish Associates of CRC
P.O. Box 232
Boston, MA 02133
Tel 617-523-0088
Jewish Associates of CRC makes known to the Jewish community that a growing number of Jews either have not circumcised their son or would choose not to circumcise a future son. It is an opportunity for Jews who take this position to declare themselves and to be counted. A confidential list of Jews who contact the Circumcision Resource Center for this purpose is maintained. Learn how you can join Blue_ArrowD096.gif (140 bytes)Jewish Associates of CRC.

Israeli Association Against Genital Mutilation
P.O. Box 56178, Tel Aviv 61561,  Israel    Tel 972-9-8949236    E-mail: avshalom@ozemail.com.au

Af-Milah - Second Thoughts on Brit Milah The Israeli Newsletter Against Circumcision  (in Hebrew)
P.O. Box 207,  Rosh-Pinah 12000,  Israel   Tel 972-51-979568    E-mail: af-mila@canaan.co.il

Brit Shalom Providers Brit Shalom is a non-cutting naming ceremony for newborn Jewish boys.

Other Qualified Spokespeople from Contact List
Jim Bigelow, Ph.D. (Christianity) Webmaster/Cyber Mosque (Islam) Miriam Pollack (Judaism)
Dr. Avshalom Zoossmann-Diskin (Judaism)

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Statistics on Circumcision

Summary: Although about 80% of the world's males are genitally intact (not circumcised), male circumcisions outnumber female circumcisions six to one. The United States is the only medically-advanced nation that still circumcises the majority of its male newborns for non-religious and non-therapeutic reasons. Although the National Center for Health Statistics uses data from selected hospitals in four regions to produce an estimated U.S. neonatal circumcision rate, no records are kept of the exact number of infant circumcisions performed in U.S. hospitals. Circumcision rates are lower in countries with national health plans and higher in the U.S., where private medicine encourages many needless, yet profitable interventions.

Circumcision Rates for
Medically-Advanced Nations that have Abandoned or are Abandoning the Practice

Australia (source: Commonwealth Dept. of Health, Housing, Local Government and Community Services)

The Blue_ArrowD096.gif (140 bytes)current infant circumcision rate in Australia is about 10%.

Britain (source: British Dept. of Health and Social Security, cited by Wallerstein in Circumcision: An American Health Fallacy)

Infant circumcision was virtually abandoned by Britain in 1949 with the institution of the National Health Service. The current infant circumcision rate is less than one half of 1%. About 7% of British boys are circumcised before reaching adulthood because of premature diagnosis of phimosis (non-retractable foreskin), a normal condition that may not resolve until late adolescence.

Canada

The Blue_ArrowD096.gif (140 bytes)current infant circumcision rate in Canada is about 25%.

United States (source: National Center for Health Statistics)

The infant circumcision rate in the U.S. has declined from a high of about 85% in the early 1970s to just under 60% in 1985, a level at which it has since continued to hover. Regional and annual variations reflect the degree to which family pressure, tradition and social conformity influence parental decision-making to circumcise.

Year % All Regions % Northeast % Midwest % South % West
1997 62.8 68.3 81.6 64.5 38.0

Visit the CIRP site for a year-to-year U.S. summary of the period  Blue_ArrowD096.gif (140 bytes)1991-1999

See also: Worldwide Statistics on Human Genital Mutilation

Qualified Spokespeople from Contact List
John Antonopoulos (Canada) Marilyn F. Milos, R.N. (USA) Robert S. Van Howe, M.D. (USA)
John P. Warren, FRCP (Britain) George L. Williams, FRACP (Australia)

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Complications and Consequences of Circumcision

Summary: In the U.S., no records are kept of the exact number of circumcisions performed, or of the number of circumcision-related complications or deaths. Often, serious complications and deaths are settled with parents out-of-court and not known to the media. The medical community has never investigated the adverse consequences of childhood circumcision on men's health and well-being.

Qualified Spokespeople from Contact List
Tim Hammond (NOHARMM) Marilyn F. Milos, R.N. Robert S. Van Howe, M.D.

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International Symposia on Sexual Mutilations

Summary: Since 1989, biennial symposia on male and female circumcision have been convened for respected
professionals to present the latest research, documentation and analysis of this worldwide problem.
The Blue_ArrowD096.gif (140 bytes)Declaration of the First International Symposium on Circumcision was adopted on March 3, 1989.
In 1996, 'circumcision' was replaced by the term sexual mutilation in the name of the symposia. Proceedings
from the Blue_ArrowD096.gif (140 bytes)Fourth International Symposium on Sexual Mutilations (Lausanne, Switzerland) were published by
Plenum Publishing Company in the Spring of 1997 as Blue_ArrowD096.gif (140 bytes)Sexual Mutilations: A Human Tragedy.

The Blue_ArrowD096.gif (140 bytes)Fifth International Symposium on Sexual Mutilations: Medical, Ethical and Legal Considerations in Paediatric Practice 5-7 August 1998 at the University of Oxford in London.

newyellow.gif (902 bytes) Blue_ArrowD096.gif (140 bytes)Sixth International Symposium on Genital Integrity - Safeguarding Fundamental Human Rights in the 21st Century 7-9 December 2000 at the University of Sydney (Australia). Program now available in PDF format.

Qualified Spokespeople from Contact List
Marilyn F. Milos, R.N.

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Ethical, Legal and Human Rights Issues

Summary: Male circumcisions outnumber female circumcisions six to one. Most of the male circumcisions in the world are done under the same rudimentary and unsanitary conditions as female circumcision -  except in the West, where the practice is medicalized. New concerns are being raised about the ethics of physicians performing non-therapeutic circumcision of male children at parental request. The custom likely contravenes numerous human rights treaties designed to protect fundamental human rights to physical integrity and self-determination. It survives in a constitutional gray area, which has yet to be tested in a court of law.

Qualified Spokespeople from Contact List
Zenas Baer, J.D. (attorney) George C. Denniston, M.D. Betty Katz-Sperlich, R.N.
David Llewellyn, J.D. (attorney) J. Steven Svoboda, J.D. (attorney) Robert S. Van Howe, M.D.
Hanny Lightfoot­Klein (author)

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Foreskin Restoration (Uncircumcision)

Summary: Infant circumcision may be the only surgery after which the patient deliberately invests time, money and effort to ‘undo’ the effects of the physician's scalpel. Restoration is an ancient practice, first documented among Jewish men of the Hellenic period. Current interest in, and widespread use of, modern restoration methods raise serious questions about the presumed benign nature of circumcision.

Qualified Spokespeople from Contact List
Jim Bigelow, Ph.D. (author) R. Wayne Griffiths (NORM) Tim Hammond (NOHARMM)

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Policies of Medical Associations in Medically Advanced Nations Outside the U.S.

Summary: The medical consensus among medically advanced nations is that infant male circumcision should not be performed. Australian, Australasian, British and Canadian medical associations have issued Blue_ArrowD096.gif (140 bytes)circumcision position papers. See also:

Qualified Spokespeople from Contact List
John Antonopoulos (Canada) George C. Denniston, M.D. (USA) Marilyn F. Milos, R.N. (USA)
Robert S. Van Howe, M.D. (USA) John P. Warren, FRCP (Britain) George L. Williams, FRACP (Australia)

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Questions to Explore in Your Reporting

Who

What

When

Where

How

Why

Also highly recommended: Easy Questions/Hard Answers: Circumcision in American Society

Qualified Spokespeople from Contact List
Tim Hammond (NOHARMM) Marilyn Milos, R.N. (NOCIRC)

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Responses to AAP Policy by Consumer Groups

Summary: Responses from NOHARMM and other genital integrity organizations to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) position statement on infant male circumcision will be posted on the Circumcision Information Resource Pages (CIRP) site. Use this Blue_ArrowD096.gif (140 bytes)CIRP link to view those responses.

Or, contact these professional organizations for a response:
Attorneys for the Rights of the Child
contact: J. Steven Svoboda, J.D.
Blue_ArrowD096.gif (140 bytes)Doctors Opposing Circumcision
contact: George Denniston, M.D.
Blue_ArrowD096.gif (140 bytes)Nurses for the Rights of the Child
contact: Betty Katz-Sperlich, R.N.
Other Qualified Spokespeople from Contact List
John Antonopoulos (Info-Circ) Tim Hammond (NOHARMM) Marilyn F. Milos, R.N. (NOCIRC)

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Research Site for Published Data

The circumcisionFactFinder places all of the most important circumcision-related issues at your fingertips. For more in-depth research, we recommend that you visit the award-winning independent website honored with a listing in the British Medical Journal and by links from Johns Hopkins and Emory Universities:
Blue_ArrowD096.gif (140 bytes)Circumcision Information Resource Pages (CIRP)

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Spokespersons and Consumer Groups   21 entries (alphabetized by last name of spokesperson)

Summary: The genital integrity movement is large, diverse and international in scope. It includes those opposed to Blue_ArrowD096.gif (140 bytes)female genital mutilation and those opposed to Blue_ArrowD096.gif (140 bytes)surgery on intersexual persons. The contacts below are those primarily concerned with male genital mutilation.

Contact Person (e-mail link)

Area(s) of Expertise   and/or   Organizational Contact

bulletglass.jpg (1302 bytes) John Antonopoulos
      Canada/Quebec
Director Blue_ArrowD096.gif (140 bytes)Circumcision Information Resource Centre/Info-Circoncision (English/Français)
Succ. Les Atriums, C.P. 32065, Montreal, QC  H2L 4Y5  CANADA
Tel. 514-844-2472
bulletglass.jpg (1302 bytes) Zenas Baer, J.D.
      USA/Minnesota
Civil rights attorney. Challenged constitutionality of North Dakota law against female genital mutilation (lack of equal protection for male children).
331 6th Street, Hawley, MN 56549  USA    Tel. 218-483-3372
bulletglass.jpg (1302 bytes) Jim Bigelow, Ph.D.
      USA/California
Professor; Therapist; Clergyman; Author Blue_ArrowD096.gif (140 bytes)The Joy of Uncircumcising!
(scholarly work and a how-to book of foreskin restoration methods)
Director Uncircumcising Resource Center (UNCIRC)
PO Box 52138, Pacific Grove, CA 93950  USA  Tel/Fax 408-375-4326
bulletglass.jpg (1302 bytes) Norm Cohen
      USA/Michigan
Director Michigan chapter/National Organization of Circumcision Information Resource Centers; son of a rabbi; contact for alternative bris ceremonies
P.O. Box 333, Birmingham, MI 48012  USA
Tel. 248-642-5703   Fax. 248-642-9528
bulletglass.jpg (1302 bytes) George C. Denniston, M.D.
      USA/Washington (state)
Director Blue_ArrowD096.gif (140 bytes)Doctors Opposing Circumcision (D.O.C.)
2442 N.W. Market St., Suite 42, Seattle, WA 98107  USA
Tel. 360-385-1882
bulletglass.jpg (1302 bytes) Ron Goldman, Ph.D.
      USA/Massachusetts
Psychologist; Author Blue_ArrowD096.gif (140 bytes)Circumcision: The Hidden Trauma and
Blue_ArrowD096.gif (140 bytes)Questioning Circumcision: A Jewish Perspective;
Director Blue_ArrowD096.gif (140 bytes)Circumcision Resource Center (CRC) and
Blue_ArrowD096.gif (140 bytes)Jewish Associates of CRC
P.O. Box 232, Boston, MA 02133  USA
Tel/Fax 617-523-0088
bulletglass.jpg (1302 bytes) R. Wayne Griffiths
      USA/California
Director Blue_ArrowD096.gif (140 bytes)National Organization of Restoring Men (NORM)
(support groups for men seeking non-surgical foreskin restoration)
3205 Northwood Dr., Suite 209, Concord, CA 94520  USA
Tel. 925-827-4077  Fax 925-827-4119
bulletglass.jpg (1302 bytes) Tim Hammond
      USA/California
Survey Coordinator Awakenings: Preliminary Poll of Circumcised Men;
Director National Organization to Halt the Abuse and Routine Mutilation of Males (NOHARMM) (men's education & harm documentation project)
P.O. Box 460795, San Francisco, CA 94146  USA
Tel. 415-826-9351   Fax 415-642-3700
bulletglass.jpg (1302 bytes) Betty Katz-Sperlich, R.N.
      USA/New Mexico
Co-Founder Blue_ArrowD096.gif (140 bytes)Nurses for the Rights of the Child (NRC)
369 Montezuma #354, Santa Fe, NM 87501  USA   Tel. 505-989-7377
bulletglass.jpg (1302 bytes) David Llewellyn, J.D.
      USA/Georgia
Attorney who has successfully tried wrongful circumcision and circumcision damage lawsuits involving infants and adults throughout the U.S.
1807 Overlake Dr., S.E., Suite E, Conyers, GA 30013-1766  USA
Tel. 770-918-1911
bulletglass.jpg (1302 bytes) Hanny Lightfoot-Klein
      USA/Arizona
Author Blue_ArrowD096.gif (140 bytes)Prisoners of Ritual: An Odyssey into Female Genital Circumcision in Africa
(includes two chapters that discuss parallels between male/female circumcision)
P.O. Box 66004, Tucson, AZ 85728  USA
Tel. 520-529-2029  Fax 520-529-9411
bulletglass.jpg (1302 bytes) Marilyn F. Milos, R.N.
      USA/California
Executive Director Blue_ArrowD096.gif (140 bytes)National Organization of Circumcision Information Resource Centers (NOCIRC) (information clearinghouse) and
Coordinator Blue_ArrowD096.gif (140 bytes)International Symposia on Sexual Mutilations
(biennial conferences on male and female genital mutilation)
P.O. Box 2512, San Anselmo, CA 94979  USA
Tel. 415-488-9883    Fax 415-488-9660
bulletglass.jpg (1302 bytes) Susan Peer
      USA/Pennsylvania
Director, Parents of Intact Sons
RR 1 Box 1324A, E. Stroudsburg, PA 18301-8103  USA
Tel. 717-223-1337
bulletglass.jpg (1302 bytes) Miriam Pollack
      USA/California
Educator; Author Circumcision: A Jewish Feminist Perspective in Jewish Women Speak Out
Tel. 415-256-9171   Fax 415-456-1096
bulletglass.jpg (1302 bytes) Morris Sorrells, M.D.
      USA/California
Pediatrician who no longer performs circumcisions after becoming aware of the unique anatomy, specialized functions, normal development and proper care of the intact penis.
Tel. 650-322-1298
bulletglass.jpg (1302 bytes) J. Steven Svoboda, J.D.
      USA/California
Director, Attorneys for the Rights of the Child (ARC)
2961 Ashby Ave., Berkeley, CA 94705  USA  Tel/Fax 510-595-5550
bulletglass.jpg (1302 bytes) Robert S. Van Howe, M.D.
      USA/Wisconsin
Pediatrician; Consultant to American Academy of Pediatrics Task Force Committee on Circumcision; Editor Blue_ArrowD096.gif (140 bytes)Circumcision: The Virtual Journal.
bulletglass.jpg (1302 bytes) John P. Warren, F.R.C.P.
      United Kingdom
Consultant Physician; Chairman National Organization of Restoring Men/U.K.
P.O. Box 71, Stone, Staffordshire ST15 0SF  U.K.   Fax 44-1279-429771
bulletglass.jpg (1302 bytes) George L. Williams, F.R.A.C.P.
      Australia/New South Wales
Consultant Paediatrician/Perinatologist; Director NOCIRC/Australia
Woodlands Medical Centre, 1 Rosemary Row
Woodlands Estate, Menai 2234   AUSTRALIA
Tel. 61-2-543-0222   Fax 61-2-543-0510
bulletglass.jpg (1302 bytes) Avshalom Zoossmann-Diskin
      Israel
Director, Israeli Association Against Genital Mutilation
P.O. Box 56178, Tel Aviv 61561  ISRAEL  Tel. 972-9-8949236
bulletglass.jpg (1302 bytes) Webmaster Blue_ArrowD096.gif (140 bytes)City of Light Cyber Mosque (progressive Moslem view of circumcision)
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Resources that Promote Genital Integrity (General Public)

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Underreported Issues Surrounding Circumcision

For items below with no hyperlink, contact Tim Hammond for details.

Blue_ArrowD096.gif (140 bytes)Doctors Opposing Circumcision
Contact:  George C. Denniston, M.D.
Blue_ArrowD096.gif (140 bytes)Nurses for the Rights of the Child
Contact:  Betty Katz-Sperlich, R.N.

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