Internet parental circumcision information
Internet parental circumcision information started to become available in the late 1990s. Intactivists realized that accurate unbiased information about circumcision, the foreskin, and other matters could be presented directly to the public without being filtered through editorial bias, so they quickly moved to take advantage of this new channel of communication.
- 1 History
- 2 Australia
- 3 Canada
- 4 France
- 5 Germany
- 6 Mexico
- 7 New Zealand
- 8 United Kingdom
- 9 United States
- 9.1 National Organization of Circumcision Information Resource Centers
- 9.2 National Organization to Halt the Abuse and Routine Mutilation of Males
- 9.3 Doctors Opposing Circumcision (D.O.C.)
- 9.4 Circumcision Resource Center
- 9.5 Mothers Against Circumcision
- 9.6 Peaceful Parenting
- 9.7 Intact America
- 9.8 Your Whole Baby
- 9.9 Genital Autonomy America
- 9.10 Saving Our Sons
- 9.11 Catholics Against Circumcision
- 9.12 Jewish Circumcision Resource Center
- 10 Abbreviations
- 11 References
Geoffrey T. Falk, when still a graduate student (1996), used his technical knowledge to create the Circumcision Information and Resource Pages (CIRP), while Marilyn Fayre Milos, RN[a 1], created a website for the National Organization of Circumcision Information Resource Centers (NOCIRC). George C. Denniston, M.D.[a 2], M.P.H.[a 3], created a website for Doctors Opposing Circumcision (D.O.C.).
Intactivists, both in the United States and other nations, have since created additional websites, so there now is a profusion of readily available information regarding male circumcision.
Australasian Institute for Genital Autonomy
The Australasian Institute for Genital Autonomy (AIGA) was founded by the late Paul Mason to apply principles of human rights to the practice of child genital cutting in Australasia, so as to advance the Genital Autonomy in Australasia. The AIGA provides information for parents.
Circumcision Information Australia
Circumcision Information Australia, created by Dr George L. Williams, M.B., a NSW paediatrician, and Shane Peterson, Ph.D.[a 4], maintains an extensive website with extensive information on every aspect of non-therapeutic child circumcision for parents in Australia and elsewhere.
Circumcision Information and Resource Pages
The Circumcision Information and Resource Pages were created by Geoffrey T. Falk in 1996. There are two parts. The first part provides information for parents while the second part, which is called the Circumcision Reference Library, contains medical, legal, ethical, and human rights material. Many other websites have linked to the important documents in the Library. The website is now in repose and has not been updated since 2013. So the most recent material is not available there. Falk has assigned control of the website to the Children's Health and Human Rights Partnership.
Children's Health & Human Rights Partnership
Kira Antinuk is the Executive Director of the Children’s Health & Human Rights Partnership (CHHRP), where Dr. Christopher Guest is the medical director. CHHRP provides extensive information regarding circumcision in Canada.
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Circoncision. Retrieved 6 September 2020.
The German word for circumcision is Beschneidung. The word for foreskin is Vorhaut. Germans are strongly opposed to non-therapeutic circumcision of children.
beschneidungsforum.de provides information about circumcision in Germany.
Beschneidungsforum.de. Retrieved 8 July 2020.
Facharbeitskreis Beschneidungsbetroffener opposes non-therapeutic circumcision of children.
Forum Männer opposes non-therapeutic circumcision of children.
- Celik, Funda (2019).
GanzKindSein. Retrieved 8 September 2020.
Initiative gegen Gewalt und sexuellen Missbrauch an Kindern und Jugendlichen
Initiative gegen Gewalt und sexuellen Missbrauch an Kindern und Jugendlichen seeks to prevent sexual and physical violence against children and youth.
- Official website. Retrieved 8 September 2020.
MOGiS e.V. works to protect children from sexual abuse and other issues in Germany.
Centro Nacional de Excelencia Tecnológica en Salud
Circuncisión. Retrieved 20 June 2020.
15Square offers information in the United Kingdom.
The United States has the highest incidence of medically-unnecessary, non-therapeutic child circumcision, so it has the most intensive efforts to reform the practice.
National Organization of Circumcision Information Resource Centers
Marilyn Fayre Milos, RN[a 1], organized the National Organization of Circumcision Information Resource Centers (NOCIRC) in 1985, before the Internet was available. Information was placed in a series of leaflets that were mailed to people who requested information. Those leaflets were printed on two sides of a single sheet of letter-size paper in landscape mode. Those leaflets are available today in downloadable PDF files from which leaflets can be created by printing the two pages on opposite sides of one sheet of paper and folded into thirds to create six panels.
The text is also available in HTML files that may be viewed on the website.
Newsletters from 1991 forward through 2016 are also available.
NOCIRC's name was changed to Genital Autonomy America in 2016, but the old website remains available with information that remains accurate, useful, and helpful.
National Organization to Halt the Abuse and Routine Mutilation of Males
The website of the National Organization to Halt the Abuse and Routine Mutilation of Males (NOHARMM) was created by Tim Hammond in 1992.
University of Washington School of Medicine Professor George C. Denniston, M.D.[a 2], M.P.H.[a 3], founded Doctors Opposing Circumcision (D.O.C.) in 1995. DOC published a very comprehensive 12-chapter, 64-page Genital Integrity Policy on its website in 2008. That policy statement remained on the DOC website until 2016. At that time DOC redesigned and updated its website. The Genital Integrity Policy was relocated to the Research Hub website where it resides today. It continues to be of interest to parents who are concerned about a son's genital integrity.
- Genital Integrity Policy Statement , Contribution:
Medical Ethics and the Circumcision of Children, Doctors Opposing Circumcision (D.O.C.). (June 2008). Retrieved 31 August 2020.
The new DOC website provides significant information to concerned parents in the Parents section:
- Reasons to keep your son whole.
- Care of the intact penis.
- Frequently asked questions.
- Wrongful foreskin retraction.
- Find a foreskin-friendly doctor.
Information for parents. Retrieved 21 August 2020.
Circumcision Resource Center
The Circumcision Resource Center was founded in 1991 by Ronald Goldman, Ph.D.[a 4]. The website of the Circumcision Resource Center provides information to parents with some emphasis on psychological issues.
Mothers Against Circumcision
Mothers Against Circumcision was founded by Mary G. Ray in 1997 to provide circumcision information to parents. The website is large and has many resources and links to information on many facets of infant non-therapeutic circumcision.
Peaceful Parenting provides excellent information on the care of babies and young children. It includes excellent information regarding non-therapeutic male circumcision and the care of the intact penis.
Peaceful Parenting. Retrieved 6 September 2020.
Intact America was founded by Georganne Chapin, M. Phil., J. D., at Tarrytown, New York to providing information to parents to help them resist the pressure tactics of the circumcision industry. Intact America's website provides an abundance of information of interest to parents:
Intact America. Retrieved 31 August 2020.
Moreover, Intact America operates a companion website, called The Circumcision Debate, that provides additional information to parents:
The Circumcision Debate. Retrieved 31 August 2020.
Your Whole Baby
- Williams, Jen (December 2014).
Your Whole Baby, Your Whole Baby. Retrieved 31 August 2020.
Genital Autonomy America
Genital Autonomy America is the new name of the former National Organization of Circumcision Information Resource Centers (NOCIRC), starting in January 2016.
It has a new website with a resource page with links to sources of information of interest to parents.
- (January 2016).
Resources. Retrieved 31 August 2020.
Saving Our Sons
Saving Our Sons operates a large website with an abundance of information for parents regarding non-therapeutic circumcision of boys.
Saving Our Sons. Retrieved 6 September 2020.
Catholics Against Circumcision
Jewish Circumcision Resource Center
The Jewish Circumcision Resource Center was created by Ronald Goldman to address the needs and concerns of Jewish parents regarding non-therapeutic male circumcision.
Jewish Circumcision Resource Center. Retrieved 6 September 2020.
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