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September 19 2013


KENYA:The prevalence of HIV and Aids rose in Nyanza and Central provinces, according to the Kenya Aids Indicative Survey released by the Health Cabinet Secretary James Macharia on Tuesday.

But Central’s 3.8 per cent prevalence increase from the previous 3.6 per cent is a mere fraction of Nyanza’s 15.1 per cent up from 2007’s 14.9 per cent.

Nyanza’s prevalence is big enough to double the national average prevalence.

And it has happened in spite of an aggressive campaign to have male circumcision as a strategy to reduce new infections in the region.

According to the KAIS 2012 survey, male circumcision among men aged 15-64 years in Nyanza increased by 18 per cent.

Standard Digital News - Kenya : Push for male circumcision in Nyanza fails to reduce infections

August 30 2013


"male circumcision is known to decrease the risk of contracting an infection and/or STD, and makes for easier hygiene"  

This is false. The ONLY negative thing that comes with being intact is a less than 1% higher chance of UTI which women are twice as likely to get but we just treat them with antibiotics and a 1% higher chance of penile cancer (only because there is more skin to get infected with cancer) which is super rare anyway, a man has a higher chance of getting breast cancer but we let him keep his breast buds. “Penile cancer occurs in less than 1 man in 100,000 and accounts for less than 1% of cancers in men in the United States.” - Source “Approximately 20% of all UTIs occur in men. Between 1988 and 1994, the overall lifetime prevalence of UTI in men was estimated to be 13,689 cases per 100,000 adult men, based on the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. In comparison, the estimate for women was 53,067 cases per 100,000 adult women during the same time period.” - Source There is an Australian study and one from Israel that actually suggests that circumcision may cause UTIs. The source of the idea that circumcisions prevent UTIs is Dr. Thomas Wiswell. Based on his own studies and findings, it would take 444 circumcisions to prevent 1 UTI, not worth it! - Source Every parent should teach their child how to properly bathe themselves, boy or girl. We teach girls to wash inside their labia and that cleaning is important boys are smart enough to understand that also once their foreskin is able to retract (NEVER forcefully retract the foreskin) they just rinse the skin with warm water. Soap can irritate the glans as well as the woman’s clitoris, so only use water! As for STDs or HIV circumcision status has no effect on catching the virus regardless of your penis type you need to WEAR PROTECTION. That is the only real way to prevent STDs and HIV infections. Condoms not cutting.

There are also different levels of FGM, a hoodectomy IS the same thing as MGM (What was usually performed in the US before it was made illegal in 1996). Removal of the prepuce - the clitoral hood and foreskin are the same part in men and women. Yes there are more severe cases of FGM performed in other parts of the world and they are just horrible, but in reality all forced genital cutting is horrible and no one can tell someone their pain is invalid because other people have it worse than they do. Saying boys AND girls deserve the right to their whole body is not comparing FGM to MGM, it’s saying ALL humans deserve human rights and they do.

There’s a common notion that circumcision is the best way to deal with phimosis or tight foreskin in children but the truth is that in over 80% cases the procedure can be avoided. We talked to Dr Arbinder Singal, a paediatric urologist about phimosis and how to deal with it. Excerpts from the interview:

At Good Samaritan Hospital in Cincinnati, more than 200 babies are being circumcised in a study to determine which circumcision clamp, the Gomco or the Mogen, is "better." How are they determining this? By looking at which clamp results in fewer blood-soaked bandages, and by looking at expressions of pain on babies' faces!

This "research" is a heinous violation of medical ethics and human rights. Babies are being cruelly subjected to an unconscionable medical experiment—all in service to the shareholders of a medical instrument company seeking to profit from bad science to sell more circumcision tools.

On October 3, 2013, we will be hosting a press conference and demonstration outside Good Samaritan Hospital, where Intact America will present the following letter. Our goal is to collect 10,000 signatures, and with your help, we can do it! Please add your signature and pass this on. These "researchers" need to know that conducting pain and bleeding experiments on babies is cruel, unscientific, and WRONG!

March 01 2013

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Men circumcised either as children or adults report less intense sexual pleasure and orgasm than their uncircumcised counterparts, according to a new study from Belgium.
Male circumcision tied to less sexual pleasure | Reuters
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Men circumcised either as children or adults report less intense sexual pleasure and orgasm than their uncircumcised counterparts, according to a new study from Belgium.
Male circumcision tied to less sexual pleasure | Reuters
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Men circumcised either as children or adults report less intense sexual pleasure and orgasm than their uncircumcised counterparts, according to a new study from Belgium.
Male circumcision tied to less sexual pleasure | Reuters

January 11 2013

Federal judge refused to block a New York City regulation requiring people who perform circumcisions and use their mouths to draw away blood from the wound on a baby's penis to first obtain written consent from the parents.
Judge Won't Block New York City Circumcision Law : Policy/Biz : Medical Daily

November 27 2012


November 19 2012

When baby boys are being injured and killed by a medically unnecessary practice it's time to take action - please click here to sign our online petition and help us End Unnecessary Male Circumcision in the UK.

November 04 2012

NEW ORLEANS — Pediatricians gathered here for the American Academy of Pediatrics convention were greeted by protesters urging the medical group to rethink its position on an issue that makes most people squirm: the circumcision of newborn boys.
Anti-circumcision activists confront pediatricians - The Washington Post

July 26 2012

Researchers in Orange Farm, South Africa, devised a community-wide program in 2008 that provided free circumcision for men, plus condoms and counseling.

So they give men circumcision + condoms + counseling, but the only factor that reduced HIV spread was circumcision. Weird.
Male Circumcision Tied To Lower HIV Prevalence - Science News

June 29 2012

Another infant is hospitalized in NYC with metzitzah b'peh (MBP) transmitted herpes – which can be fatal and which also can cause permanent brain damage.

June 27 2012

A court in Germany has ruled that circumcising young boys for religious reasons amounts to bodily harm.
BBC News - German court rules circumcision is 'bodily harm'
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June 14 2012

The strategy of mass circumcision is an unethical and dangerous distraction in the battle against HIV and AIDS. Intact America calls upon the governing bodies of the World Health Organization (WHO) and UNAIDS to tell the truth: circumcision does not prevent AIDS. Will you help UNAIDS and the WHO get the message by signing our petition now?
Intact America: Say No to Circumcision

Target: Prime Minister David Cameron

Goal: Prosecute female genital mutilation in the UK.

Since it was outlawed in 1985, not a single case of female genital mutilation (FGM) has been prosecuted. According to research by FORWARD, the leading UK charity working against FGM, approximately 66,000 girls have been mutilated in the UK, and 24,000 girls under 16 in England and Wales could be at risk of FGM.

March 27 2012


The cause of death of the 2-week-old boy, who died at Maimonides Hospital in Brooklyn on Sept. 28, was Type 1 herpes, caused by “ritual circumcision with oral suction,” according to the medical examiner’s office.

The ritual of oral suction — or in Hebrew, metzitzah b’peh — is practiced almost exclusively in ultra-Orthodox communities and, to a lesser degree, in Orthodox Jewish communities, despite efforts by the city to curtail it and educate communities about its health risks. The procedure occurs during the circumcision ritual of the bris, as the practitioner, or mohel, removes the foreskin of the penis and then sucks the blood from the wound to clean it.

Infant’s Death Renews Debate Over Ritual Circumcision - NYTimes.com
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