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The Voice of Change is honored to have back Georganne Chapin. Chapin is an attorney and executive director of Intact America, an organization that works to protect babies and children from circumcision and all other forms of medically unnecessary genital alteration.
NOTE: 50 minutes into the progarm we had a technical isse and lost connection. Please fast forward about 5 minutes for the ending of the program and Chapin's very important closing remarks.
In late August 2012, the American Academy of Pediatrics released a new Technical Report by its Task Force on Circumcision. The report claims that the "benefits" of routine infant circumcision outweigh the risks. However, the report also states repeatedly that no good studies have been done on those risks. And the report ignores the growing accounts in medical literature, the press and the internet of botched circumcisions, sexual dysfunction, psychological impact, and –deaths of babies following circumcision.
Intact America was barred from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) annual convention, which took place Oct. 20-23 in New Orleans. So Intact America took to the street in front of the convention center. Several dozen intactivists converged to tell doctors to STOP circumcising baby boys.
Chapin says: “Shame on the American Academy of Pediatrics! This group, which describes itself as ‘dedicated to the health and wellbeing of infants, children, adolescents and young adults,’ has put its own interests before those of the children it is supposed to protect. The AAP has turned a blind eye to global trends and hard evidence proving that infant circumcision is medically unnecessary, unethical, and causes serious harm. Tune in for this very informative hour with Georganne.
Chapin's website is www.IntactAmerica.org.
It's good to talk.