This week marks the 17th anniversary of Genital Integrity Awareness Week. The event was established to coinicide with the anniversary on March 30th of the federal law against Female Genital Mutilation and the beginning of Child Abuse Prevention Month (which occurs each April), to bring awareness to the fact that infant circumcision is risky, painful, harmful, medically unnecessary, and unethical.- Intact America
During the week, activists in favor of ending infant circumcision will be gathering at 9 a.m. each day on the west lawn of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, DC to show their support for bringing an end to infant circumcision in this country.
UPDATED! At 4 p.m. on Tuesday, March 30, the March Against Infant Circumcision will begin, with activists marching to the White House. Representatives of Intact America will be there flying an Intact America banner (see below), urging legislators to stop infant circumcision. More information is available here.
Additionally, there is a wonderful article written by a father on his very difficult (and painfully honest) talk with his son about sex, genital integrity, and coming of age.
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