Parents in Favor
“It served me well – my son should get the benefit too.”
“We should get it taken care of early.”
“I want my son to decide for himself.”
“My baby should be as natural as possible.”
before 10,000 BC
Pre-Historic Sacrificial Rites
after 10,000 BC
before 600 AD
early 20th century
beginning in the 1980s
Intact America holds that it is unethical to circumcise babies or children because they cannot consent to it, and because it is not medically necessary. There is no health benefit that warrants the removal of a normal body part that has such important functions.
A growing number of Americans are dedicated to ending newborn male circumcision in the United States. They include lawyers, doctors, men affected, pro-life and pro-choice activists, straight and gay men and women, parents, ethicists, religious leaders – in short, Americans of all ages, ethnicities, sexual orientations, religions and political persuasions.
Intactivism – the movement to allow baby boys to keep their foreskins intact – can be seen as a natural extension of human rights movements such as the abolition of slavery, women’s suffrage, the passage of laws prohibiting child labor, equal protection and LGBTQ rights.