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CDC accepting comments on male circumcision policy statement

The CDC has published a policy statement titled "Providers Counseling Male Patients and Parents Regarding Male Circumcision and the Prevention of HIV Infection, STIs, and other Health Outcomes" and will accept public comments on it until 11:59PM Eastern on January 16, 2015. You can read the complete policy statement and leave a comment via this link.

Circumcision critics champion condoms, not cutting, to combat HIV

Those travelling past the San Francisco LGBT Community Center last Wednesday evening may have caught a glimpse of signs denouncing infant circumcision and challenging the claim that male circumcision protects men from HIV. Bay Area Intactivists, a human rights group opposed to forced genital cutting, organized the demonstration which took place prior to a panel discussion on global issues pertaining to HIV/AIDS and the human rights of gay men.

Members of Bay Area Intactivists stand in front of the San Francisco LGBT Community Center holding signs condemning male circumcision.

American Academy of Pediatrics Protest

Monday, August 27, 2012 -
12:00pm to 1:00pm
AAP California 1 Chapter
68 Mitchell Blvd, Suite 252, San Rafael

The American Academy of Pediatrics intends to release an updated Circumcision Policy Statement on Monday, August 27. Rather than discouraging doctors and parents from subjecting infant boys to non-therapeutic circumcision, an unnecessary surgery which violates a child's most basic of human rights to bodily integrity, the updated statement makes allegations that there are health benefits that justify amputating normal, healthy, erogenous tissue from non-consenting minors.

Intactivists protest during a medical conference.

Tinderbox Tour Ignites Protest

On Wednesday, March 21, 2012 authors Daniel Halperin and Craig Timberg arrived at Book Passage in Corte Madera as part of a promotional tour for their new book Tinderbox. But instead of encountering praise and autograph requests, they were met with protesters from the group Bay Area Intactivists who condemned the authors for using Tinderbox to extol male circumcision.

Intactivists protest authors Daniel Halperin and Craig Timberg at Book Passage during a Tinderbox promotional event.

ACOG Annual Clinical Meeting Demonstration

Monday, May 7, 2012 -
8:00am to 5:00pm
Tuesday, May 8, 2012 -
8:00am to 4:00pm
Wednesday, May 9, 2012 -
8:00am to 3:00pm
San Diego Convention Center
111 West Harbor Drive San Diego

San Diego Intactivists will hold a demonstration outside the San Diego Convention Center that will coincide with the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) 60th Annual Clinical Meeting. Some of the doctors attending this conference continue to violate medical ethics and the human right to bodily integrity by performing routine infant circumcision.

Two intactivists hold protest signs outside the Moscone Center during a medical conference.


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