Intact America

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Intact America
Intact America logo.jpg
Formation:
2008
Founder:
Georganne Chapin
Founding location:
Tarrytown
Type:
Non-profit corporation
Location:
Tarrytown, New York, USA
Website:
REFweb Official website

Intact America (IA) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in 2008. It was originally part of the Hudson Center, but is now its own entity as of 2020. It was founded by Georganne Chapin, MPhil, J.D.[a 1], a healthcare leader, CEO and intactivist and a group of interested parties including Marilyn Milos and Dan Bollinger. IA's founding was facilitated by Texas businessman Dean Pisani who pledged $1 million to Intact America because he and his wife were pressured in 1999 by a physician at Northwestern Memorial Hospital to circumcise their first child, a boy. The Pisani's rebuffed the doctor's pressure tactics, and in turn funded the creation of IA.[1]

Mission

Intact America fulfills its mission by challenging social and sexual norms and by advocating for the health and well-being of all children and the adults they will become. They do this through creative messaging, advocacy, education, public policy reform, and the empowerment of their supporters, partners and volunteers.

Vision

Intact America envisions a world where children are free from medically unnecessary surgeries carried out on them without their consent in the name of culture, religion, profit, or parental preference.

Intact America is an advocacy organization seeking to end circumcision in America, and to ensure healthy sexual futures for all people.

Intact America (IA) was registered to exhibit at the 2012 American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) convention "trade show" in New Orleans, Louisiana. However the AAP revoked Intact America's registration over concerns that IA's presence would exacerbate the controversy over the AAP's recently released 2012 circumcision policy statement. IA in turn organized a protest of the AAP which attracted intactivists from across America to demonstrate at the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center.[2] This seminal event was the place were the intactivist protest group Bloodstained Men was conceived.

The Circumcision Debate is Intact America's entry-level companion website designed for non-intactivists. It is meant to be a source of information on issues about male circumcision.

Intact America has no chapters and is not affiliated with other groups imitating its name [e.g. Intact (geographic name)].

Merger

Genital Autonomy America merged into Intact America, effective 1 July 2021. Marilyn Fayre Milos, GA-America's director, is now a member of the Board of Directors of Intact America.

Videos

Intact America First Press Conference June 22, 2009 Part 1

A Special Message from Georganne Chapin of Intact America

Intact America's 2020 Year-End message from Executive Director Georganne Chapin

Brendon Marotta inverviews Georganne Chapin

Publications

See also

External links

Abbreviations

  1. REFweb Juris Doctor, Wikipedia. Retrieved 13 October 2021. (Also known as Doctor of Law or Doctor of Jurisprudence.)

References

  1. REFnews Shelton, Deborah L. (3 September 2009)."Medical groups may recommend procedure on boys, but opponents say benefits exaggerated", The Philadelphia Inquirer. Retrieved 4 April 2012.
  2. REFnews Pope, John (22 October 2012)."Circumcision activists confront pediatricians", Washington Post. Retrieved 4 April 2021.