Bay Area Intactivists
Bay Area Intactivists (USA) is a human rights organization, founded in 2001 and comprised of community members who are working to end forced genital modification. Their mission is to defend the human right to genital integrity and to ensure that the genital autonomy of every individual is respected without discrimination based on sex, age, ethnicity, religious beliefs, disability, gender identity, or sexual orientation. They oppose all forms of unnecessary genital modification such as non-therapeutic circumcision and genital "normalizing" surgery when performed on individuals who are unable to provide informed consent.
Bay Area Intactivists members take part in various community events in order to raise awareness of the functions of the intact body, the damage caused by forced genital modification, and the human right to genital integrity. Planning takes place primarily via email and occasionally at local meetings. Membership is free.
This group was part of The WHOLE Network until they abandoned the local chapter system when they went to 501(c)(3) nonprofit status.
Bay Area Intactivists supports the WWDOGA.