Circumcision Information and Advocacy

Below are links to websites and organizations that discuss circumcision. Links have been divided into the following categories:

National organizations:

Intact America – A national non-profit that 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.

Attorneys for the Rights of the Child (ARC) – A non-profit organization founded to secure equal protection for, and broaden judicial and public recognition of, children’s legal and human rights to bodily integrity and self-determination. ARC’s network of attorneys can assist families whose sons were circumcised without parental consent or below the “standard of care,” and those whose sons died from circumcision. ARC is also working to assist plaintiffs wishing to expand the legal standard on this issue to make legal relief potentially available to all involuntarily circumcised males.

Doctors Opposing Circumcision – An organization of physicians and others who recognize that no one has the right to forcibly remove sexual body parts from another individual, and that doctors should have no role in this painful, unnecessary procedure inflicted on the newborn.

The National Organization of Circumcision Information Resource Centers (NOCIRC) – A non-profit educational organization that has one of the largest collections of information about circumcision in the world.

General circumcision information pages:

Circumcision Resource Center – A nonprofit educational organization with the purpose of informing the public and professionals about the practice of circumcision. The Center is a valuable source of circumcision information for parents and children’s advocates; childbirth educators and allied professionals; medical, mental health, and academic people; and all others who wish to learn more.

The Intactivism Pages – From New Zealand this site contains numerous articles, lists of TV shows and movies that reference circumcision, photographs and illustrations covering a range of issues related to the damage caused by circumcision, and more.

The National Organization to Halt the Abuse and Routine Mutilation of Males (NOHARMM) is a non-profit, educational and direct-action men’s network organized against circumcision of healthy male infants and children.

Circumcision Information and Resource Pages (CIRP) provides information about all aspects of circumcision, including technical material, medical and historical articles, and statistics. Also features links to information on the rights of the child, religious issues, and related issues.

Colorado Advocates for Body Integrity and Children’s Rights (Colorado ABC) – An educational non-profit committed to securing the birthright of male, female, and intersex children and babies to keep their sex organs intact and educating the public about circumcision, particularly in the state of Colorado.

Resources focused on raising intact sons:

Peaceful Parenting – This site states that boys are supposed to have foreskins. The webmaster points out that intact baby boys’ urine flows in a more controlled fashion than it does from circumcised baby boys. Circumcision is unnecessary for the health of infant boys and is actually harmful.

Resources for Jews questioning circumcision:

Bruchim – Information and support for Jews choose not to circumcise their child.

Beyond the Bris – A community of Jewish people who question male infant circumcision that features original essays, music, poetry and art.

Jewish Circumcision Resource Center – Excellent information for Jews questioning circumcising their child and looking for other options and support in making the choice not to circumcise.

Other websites with circumcision information:

Men’s stuff – This link goes directly to their page on circumcision. A lot of older information and news items, a good historical reference. – This site promotes a bill that would amend the U.S. Female Genital Mutilation Act of 1995 to extend protection from circumcision to boys and intersex individuals.

Books and videos:

Sex as Nature Intended It – A book by a woman about why circumcision is bad for both men and women. Some information about restoration. – Videos about circumcision and restoration including the the film Whose Body, Whose Rights? – Examining the Ethics and the Human Right Issue of Infant Male Circumcision which you can watch for free at the American Archive of Public Broadcasting.

15 Square (formerly NORM UK) – An organization based in the UK that provides information on circumcision, phimosis and foreskin restoration.

Circumcision 911 – Website with info on circumcision in South Korea – available in both English and Korean.

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