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December 20,2021 EASTERN CAPE: 23 dead from initiation so far this season.
December 10, 2021 BRISBANE: Darbon Institute says act now to stop genital cutting deaths
December 10, 2021 PERTH: Top WA doctor warns against non-medically indicated genital cutting
December 9, 2021 PERTH: 2yo dead, baby brother fighting for life, after botches
September 23,2021 FLORIDA: Doctor botches cutting while licence being revoked, had previously cut off penis
July 16,2021 KENYA: CDC confirms figures for cutting were inflated
June 23, 2021 PERTH: Women convicted for asking a doctor to cut a baby girl
June 15, 2021 LEEDS: Boy, 21m, may not be cut now, may choose later - judge
May 8, 2021 ALABAMA: Law against transgender surgery on minors may also outlaw deforeskinning
April 19, 2021 COPENHAGEN: Politicians condemn US, Israel pressure on Denmark's genital cutting law
March 15, 2021 MASSACHUSETTS: Lawsuit against genital cutting may proceed
February 5, 2021
NEW JERSEY: AAP sued for fraud over genital cutting policy
November 15, 2020 BELFAST: Two boys fighting for life after botched cutting
November 13,2020 STOCKHOLM: Man who cut nine boys with a soldering gun gets suspended sentence
November 11, 2020 HELSINKI: Finland drops male cutting restrection from anti-genital cutting bill.
Nobvember 5, 2020 COPENHAGEN: Danish Medical Association; cutting without medical indication is unethical
September  18, 2020 BIRMINGHAM, UK: Struck-off doctor charged with  34 assaults while cutting boys
September 11, 2020 ISRAEL: Couple with baby flee hospital after botched cutting.
September 3, 2020 COPENHAGEN: Danish People's party wants 18-year age requirement for male cutting
August 27, 2020 NEW ZEALAND:  DIY; With mohel stuck in Sydney by C-19, man cuts own son
February 25, 2020 NEW YORK: metzitzah; More boys contract herpes from oral suction
August 13, 2020 MAINE: Speaker kills anti-FGC bills as "racist"
December 11.2019 CAIRO: Muslim intactivist groups form
July 22, 2020 MASSACHUSETTS: Lawsuit against Medicaid coverage of infant male genital cutting
February 21, 2020 DENMARK: Patient Safety Authority greenlights ritual male cutting
April 26, 2019 BEIJING: Students to be cut in an attempt to prevent HIV
April 17, 2019 CANADA: 'Circumcision caused my son's suicide'
April 12, 2019 WASHINGTON DC: Department of Justice drops appeal against Detroit FGC decision
April 8, 2019 CALIFORNIA: VSC (intersex) genital cutting bill delayed to appease doctors
April 3, 2019 GENOA: 3rd boy dies  from home genital cutting
March 26, 2019 LEICESTER: "Shocking revelation" that wrong man cut
March 24, 2019 BOLOGNA: Baby dies after DIY cutting
March 9, 2019 LONDON: Woman sentenced to 11 years for cutting daughter
March 5, 2019 IOWA: Bill introduced to outlaw VSC (intersex) surgery
February 14, 2019 EUROPE: Parliament calls for protection of VSC (intersex) rights
February  8, 2019 TANZANIA: Call for compulsory adult male genital cutting (despite evidence of futility)
February 5, 2019 CALIFORNIA: Bill introduced to outlaw VSC (intersex) surgery
February 2, 2019 LONDON: First UK conviction for female cutting
January 17, 2019 CAPE TOWN: Boy critically ill with rare haemophilia after ritual cutting
January 17, 2019 LONDON: Government seeks experience of people with Variations of Sex Characteristics
April 26, 2019 BEIJING: Students to be cut in an attempt to prevent HIV
April 17, 2019 CANADA: 'Circumcision caused my son's suicide'
April 12, 2019 WASHINGTON DC: Department of Justice drops appeal against Detroit FGC decision
April 8, 2019 CALIFORNIA: VSC (intersex) genital cutting bill delayed to appease doctors
April 3, 2019 GENOA: 3rd boy dies  from home genital cutting
March 26, 2019 LEICESTER: "Shocking revelation" that wrong man cut
March 24, 2019 BOLOGNA: Baby dies after DIY cutting
March 9, 2019 LONDON: Woman sentenced to 11 years for cutting daughter
March 5, 2019 IOWA: Bill introduced to outlaw VSC (intersex) surgery
February 14, 2019 EUROPE: Parliament calls for protection of VSC (intersex) rights
February  8, 2019 TANZANIA: Call for compulsory adult male genital cutting (despite evidence of futility)
February 5, 2019 CALIFORNIA: Bill introduced to outlaw VSC (intersex) surgery
February 2, 2019 LONDON: First UK conviction for female cutting
January 17, 2019 CAPE TOWN: Boy critically ill with rare haemophilia after ritual cutting
January 17, 2019 LONDON: Government seeks experience of people with Variations of Sex Characteristics
December 29, 2018 KENYA: Male genital cutting figures faked
December 23, 2018 ITALY: Boy dies, brother in critical condition, after cutting
December 20, 2018 WINNIPEG:  2 boys almost bled to death, doctor suspended for 5 months
December 12, 17, 2018 DETROIT: Daiwoodi Bohra women speak for and against cutting
November 16, 2018 IRELAND: Man to be tried over "crude" genital cutting of 10-month old boy
November 30, 2018 LONDON:  Conservative MP cites barrister that male genital cutting is bodily harm
November 21, 2018 AUCKLAND, NZ: Tongue-tie surgery "massively overused, potentially dangerous"
November 20, 2018 DETROIT: Charges against sect dropped, law ruled "unconstitutional"
November 13, 2018 KENYA: Man escapes forced amateur cutting, "chooses" hospital instead
November 6, 2018 DETROIT: Defence argues for dismissal of female-cutting charges
November 4, 2018 ALASKA: Intersex person elected councillor, surgically assigned without parental consent
November 2, 2018 NEW YORK: Doctor sued for second glans amputation
October 20, 2018 UGANDA: President slams genital cutting for HIV prevention
September 27, 2018 COPENHAGEN: Cutting age restriction is constutional: Parliament to debate
September 21, 2018 ATLANTA: $3o million damages for botched genital cutting
September 20, 2018 ATLANTA: Mother not told part of her son's glans was cut off
September 13, 2018 ACCRA, GHANA: Boy's whole penis cut off  by traditional genital cutter
September 5, 2018 ATLANTA: CDC doubles down on its pro-cutting policy
August 28, 2018 WASHINGTON: Sexually Transmitted Disease rates reach record highs
August 28, 2018 SACRAMENTO: California legislature condemns intersex genital cutting
August 17,2018 LONDON: 3 year old girl needs emergency surgery after cutting
August 17, 2018 KISIMU, KENYA: 2 boys in hospital with "severe  skin mutilation": parents protest
August 14, 2018 CAPETOWN: More cut men have HIV than intact - throwing doubt on protection claim
August 13, 2018 COPENHAGEN:  Danish health minister says genital cutting won't be age-restricted
August 6, 2018 DETROIT: Doctor wants more charges of cutting girls dropped
July 29, 2018 PENNSYLVANIA:  Man charged after threats to hospital about his being cut
July 23, 2018 NEW YORK: UN Committee condemns intersex genital cutting
July 22, 2018 SOMALIA: Father defends FGC after daughter dies
July 18, 2018 KAMPALA: Health Ministry warns against cutting babies without parental consent
July 17, 2018 NEW DELHI: Sect wants "female circumcision" legalised
July 11, 2018 OSLO: Two Norwegian hospitals defy government, refuse to help cut healthy babies
July 7, 2018
''Love ALL of him'' billboard
PITTSBURGH: 'Love ALL of him' billboard asks parents to re-think genital cutting
July 6, 2018 BIRMINGHAM, U K: Genital cutter arrested, suspected of grievous bodily harm
June 19, 2018 GEORGIA: Midwife threw away severed glans expecting legal action after Mogen botch
June 1, 2018 COPENHAGEN: Petition for age restriction on male cutting to go to parliament
May 29, 2018 LONDON: E U Politicians oppose restrictions on male genital cutting, Secular Society criticises
May 21, 2018 LOS ANGELES: Sandra Bullock under fire for facials made from foreskin
April 26, 2018 REYKJAVÍK: Parliament to dismiss genital-cutting age-restriction
April 24, 2018 COPENHAGEN: Ruling Liberal party will block a minimum age for male genital cutting
April 19, 2018 COPENHAGEN: Opposition party wants a minimum age for male genital cutting
April 8, 2018 NOTTINGHAM, UK: Challenge to non-prosecution of doctor who cut without consent
April 4, 2018 REYKJAVÍK: Diplomatic pressure against genital-cutting age-restriction
April  2, 2018 SOMALIA: Female Genital Cutting to be penalised
April 1, 2018 HYDERABAD, INDIA: Another genital cutting death
March 22,2018 REYKJAVÍK: US Anti-Defamation League threatens Iceland
February 27,2018 LONDON: Jewish parents shun genital cutting
February 23, 2018 REYKJAVÍK: 500 Icelandic doctors support age-restriction on genital cutting
February 21, 2018 AUSTRALIA: Only 4% of boys now being cut
February 17, 2018 NEW YORK: Religion no excuse for cockfighting
February 16, 2018 JORDAN: Man sues father for having him cut
January 31,2018 REYKJAVÍK: Iceland considers banning infant male genital cutting
January 28, 2018 COPENHAGEN: Petition to age-restrict male genital cutting proposed to Parliament
January 15, 2018 DETROIT, MI: Most serious charge dismissed in female cutting case
January 12, 2018 ATLANTA, GA: Parents and baby sue nurses and hospital for forced premature foreskin retraction
December 20, 2017 U. K.: Amazon removes male genital cutting training kits from sale  
December 14, 2017 BIRMINGHAM, UK: Surgeon convicted of assault for branding patients' livers
December 4, 2017 TANZANIA: Fighting female genital cutting with economics
November 22,12017 EASTERN CAPE, SOUTH AFRICA: Penis transplants planned ready for botched genital cutting
November 10, 2017 NOTTIHGHAM: Non-consent cutting doctor will not be prosecuted
October 26, 2017 WASHINGTON DC: US State Department recognises Intersex right to genital integrity
September 25, 2017 MALAWI: Men resist foreskin cutting
September 21, 2017 BRUSSELS: Belgian Government Ethics Committee rules against male cutting.
July 20, 2017 MALAWI: Boys bribed to get cut with k2500 (US$3.45)
July 12, 2017 MICHIGAN: New FGC law increases penalties, punishes parents
July 3, 2017 SOUTH AFRICA: 11 initiates (8 boys, 3 girls) die
June 29, 2017 WASHINGTON, DC: Three former Surgeons General call for end to intersex surgery
June 29, 2017 NOTTINGHAM: Mum opened nappy to find baby had been cut
June 27, 2017 OSLO: Party leader rules out genital cutting age restriction
June 22, 2017 NOTTINGHAM:  Three arrested in non-(maternally)-consented male cutting case
June 21, 2017 DETROIT: Two more indicted for allegedly cutting six girls
June 12, 2017 WESTERN CAPE: Man fears loss of his penis after sepsis
June 11, 2017 DETROIT: Defence explained in FGC case: token pinprick proposed
June 7, 2017 DETROIT: Doctor and wife under house arrest, maybe 100 girls cut (or not-cut)
June 7, 2017 ATLANTA: Lawyer for botch victim calls for Mogen clamp recall
June 2, 2017 NOTTINGHAM: Doctor who cut boy without mother's consent should be charged: lawyer
June 1, 2017 DETROIT: (OJ's lawyer) Dershowitz to defend FGC on religious grounds
May 31, 2017 NOTTINGHAM: Surgeon gets 15 years for unnecessary breast operations
May 22, 2017 NEW YORK: Cut men have twice as much the carcinogenic HPV 
May 20, 2017 DETROIT: Religious defence planned in FGC case
May 14, 2017 NOTTINGHAM:  Mother to sue GP for cutting son without her consent
May 2, 2017 LAS VEGAS: Nevada considers age-restricting intersex surgery
May 8, 2017 OSLO:  Party (in ruling coalition) votes to age-restrict genital cutting
April 29, 2017 NOTTINGHAM, UK: Doctor convicted of  unnecessary surgeries
April 21, 2017 DETROIT: Second doctor and wife charged in FGC case
April 19, 2017 GENEVA: Doctor acquitted for cutting of 4-year old's penis
April 13, 2017 DETROIT: Doctor faces charges for cutting girls (as much as boys)
April 2, 2017 NEW YORK:  Mother says intern cut baby without asking, botched it
April 2, 2017 ISRAEL: Mother cuts her own son, charged with child abuse
March 30, 2017 NEW YORK: Metzitzah: Mayor de Blasio to warn mothers of herpes risk
March 29, 2017 GENEVA:  Doctor  on trial for cutting off 4-year-old's penis
March 18, 2017 NORWAY: Leftist party divided over genital cutting age-restriction
March 17, 2017 NEWFOUNDLAND:  Amateur offers to cut woman's son
March 14, 2017 NEW YORK: Ethiopian father deported after 10-years in prison for FGC
February 24, 2017 PENNSYLVANIA: Lawsuit after another botched circumcision
February 20, 2017 FLORIDA: Last charge dropped against mother of spite-circumcised son

January 17, 2017 ZIMBABWE: Youth tries to cut off his own foreskin after being teased
January 11, 2017 CHILE: Officials oppose 'normalisation' surgery of intersex children
December 27, 2016 MALAYSIA: Boy loses penis-head in botched medical cutting
December 25, 2016 KENYA: Boy faces loss of his penis after botched medical cutting
December 15, 2016 KENYA: Knife-rapists go door-to-door 
December 7, 2016 EASTERN CAPE: 9 male genital cutting deaths so far this season
December 5, 2016 JAKARTA: Why female genital cutting is so common in Indonesia
December 5, 2016 COPENHAGEN: Danish doctors come out against infant male genital cutting
November 30, 2016 KENYA, UGANDA: Men regret being cut, denounce campaign
November 29, 2016 ISRAEL: Racist mohel sends novices to practice cutting on Ethopians
November 24, 2016 GEORGIA:  Government may make [female?] genital cutting criminal
November 22, 2016 LONDON: 2 doctors face FGC charges over consented "designer vagina" ops
November 22, 2016 PLEASANTON, CA: Publisher won't retract Morris male-cutting  article, editor resigns
October 21, 2016 ISRAEL: Father fails to protect son from genital cutting
October 20, 2016 BOTSWANA: Men refusing genital cutting
October  18, 2016 ISRAEL: Father rescues son from genital cutting
July 15, 2016 UNITED NATIONS: Genital cutting called "child abuse" - but only of girls
July 15, 2016 UGANDA, KENYA: ARVs and education send HIV down, genital cutting gets credit
July 2, 2016 WINDHOEK, NAMIBIA: Men are resisting genital cutting
June 16, 2016 COPENHAGEN:  Government claims it is a human right to cut (male) babies' genitals (!)
June 3, 2016 JERUSALEM: Metzitzah: Two boys contract herpes
June 2, 2016 CAIRO: Girl dies after genital cutting
May 19, 2016 WASHINGTON, DC: Bill protects boy-baby-genital-cutting, ritual slaughter as "religious freedom"
May 10, 2016 ZIMBABWE: 14-year-old dies from genital cutting in hospital
Jonathon Conte 1881-2016
Jonathon Conte, 1981-2016
The Intactivist community was shocked to learn of the death of Jonathon Conte on May 9, 2016. Jonathon was one of our brightest and best, a mainstay of the Bay Area Intactivists, inspiration for the Bloodstained Men in the USA, supporter of the MGM BIll (collecting over 300 signatures for the ballot initiative) and regularly seen cycling around San Francisco with his sign-bedecked trailer.  He will be sadly missed.  A video of Jonathon.
April 22, 2016 LONDON: Secular Doctors hail Exeter ruling
April 18, 2016 EXETER, UK: Court rules against cutting boys, (4, 6) till they are old enough to choose
April 18, 2016 ONTARIO: Foreskin more sensitive to touch - study: headlines wrong
May 2016 ILLINOIS: American Academy of Pediatrics backs down, a bit, sort of.
April 7, 2019 MEXICO: Male cutting officially discouraged
March 25, 2016 SOUTH AFRICA: Youth kills himself after removal of his penis
March 18, 2016 SYDNEY: Two jailed for 15 months for cutting girls, despite "no significant injury"
March  6, 2016 SOUTH AFRICA:  Another botch
December 18, 2015 SOUTH AFRICA: 43 circumcision deaths

December 15, 2015

FLORIDA: Boy spite-circumcised, has leukaemia, father  keeps mother away

December 12, 2015

SYDNEY: Botched circumcisions part of child abuse at boy's home 

October 10, 2015

HELSINKI: Finnish Ombudsman wants male cutting age-restricted

November 30, 2015

EASTERN CAPE: Circumcision death toll; 29

November 29, 2015

SWAZILAND: More cut men have HIV than whole men

November 29, 2015

JOHANNESBURG: Mohel struck off after botch

New: "Unspeakable Mutilations" now in German:
''Unausprechliche Verstuemmelungen''

October 25, 2015

TORONTO: Cutting unwanted, baby dies, doctor cautioned

October 15, 2015

SYDNEY: Father lied to police about daughter's cutting

October 9, 2015

BRUSSELS: No, Europe's cutting concern undiminished

October 1, 2015

JERUSALEM: Jews, Muslims unite to undo Europe's cutting caution

September 25, 2015

NEW YORK: Metzitzah: City not telling doctors about herpes cases

September 16, 2015

FLORIDA: Secret agreement reached over visits to cut-dispute boy

September 9, 2015

VICTORIA B.C.: Human Rights group criticises CPS policy

September 9, 2015

NEW YORK: Metzitzah now virtually unregulated

September 8, 2015

OTTAWA: Canadian Paediatric Society does not recommend "routine circumcision"

August 30, 2015

MALAWI: Genital cutting is undermining condom use

August 4, 2015

MALAWI: HIV rising despite cutting, says Medecins Sans Frontiers

August 2, 2015

NOTTINGHAM: Mother furious at baby cut without her consent

July 17, 2015

ESSEN, GERMANY: Hospital deters parents from cutting

July 17, 2015

LONDON: 50 girls "taken to Somalia for cutting"

July 10, 2015

MEXICO: Students cut baby penis as "umbilical cord"

July 10, 2015

FLORIDA: Mother cops plea to keep custody from spite-circumcision father

July 10, 2015

EASTERN CAPE: 22 circumcision deaths, custom questioned

July 6, 2015

EASTERN CAPE: 14 circumcision deaths

July 2, 2015

EASTERN CAPE: Hospitals swamped, 6 circumcision deaths

June 30, 2015

PAPUA: Male cutting imposed

June 27, 2015


June 18, 2015

EASTERN CAPE, SOUTH AFRICA: Nine boys in hospital after botched circumcisions

June 10, 2015

FLORIDA: Spite-circumcision looming; doctor threatens to file complaint

June 9, 2015

NEW YORK: Metzitzah: De Blasio stacks Health Board to get rid of consent forms

Intactivist of the Month

Thomas Hunker
Thomas Hunker

Lawyer for C.R.N.H. a minor
by his mother Heather Hironimus (see Florida news below)
Podcast: Science for the People
Sarah B. Rodriguez, Northwestern University
on her book "Female Circumcision and Clitoridectomy in the United States"
and (at 29:54) Brian Earp, Oxford University
on the medical and ethical implications of infant male circumcision

May 30, 2015

ZIMBABWE: Man sentenced for cutting nephew

May 25, 2015

SOUTH CAROLINA: Malpractice trial after intersexed infant castration

May 22, 2015

FLORIDA: Tearful handcuffed mother signs genital cutting consent

May 20, 2015

FLORIDA: Case abandoned, mother seeks release from jail

May 18, 2015

FLORIDA: Federal court considers restraining order

May 15, 2015

FLORIDA: Emergency restraining order filed

May 14, 2015

FLORIDA: Mother of cut-case boy arrested

April 30, 2015

SWAZLILAND: More "Circumcise and Conquer" clients at HIV clinics

April 29, 2015

UGANDA: Cutting men does increase the HIV risk to women

April 22, 2015

LOS ANGELES: Lawsuit against Mogen clamp maker

April 22, 2015

KENYA: 30 boys cut by force

April 21, 2015

OXFORD, ENGLAND: Babies feel pain "like adults"

April 16, 2015

GHANA: Girl banished for refusing genital cutting

April 14, 2015

FLORIDA: Injunction against 4 1/2 year old's genital cutting

April 2, 2015

MALTA: Ban on infant intersex surgery

April 1, 2015

THAILAND: Minimal female cutting persists in Muslim south

Sheila Kitzinger,  1929-2015
Sheila Kitzinger
"Circumcision is an unnecessary operation. It can be dangerous, too.
It may result in excessive bleeding or infection.
Sometimes the penis is damaged irreparably.
Some babies have to be rushed to an intensive care unit because of complications.
Occasionally a baby dies."

March 26, 2015

SWAZILAND: "Circumcise and Conquer" slogan increases risk

March 26, 2015

IVORY COAST: Woman jailed for female genital cutting

March 18, 2015

LONDON: Consented female genital piercing is mutilation

March 13, 2015

LONDON: FGC law should outlaw "designer vaginas" - MPs

March 13, 2015

SOUTH AFRICA: Successful (?) penis penis transplant after botch

March 10, 2015

IOWA: "Taunting doesn't make males want to be cut": study

March 10, 2015

NORWAY: Hospital ritually cuts first baby

March 10, 2015

FLORIDA: Arrest ordered of mother protecting 4yo from cutting

March 9, 2015

NEW YORK: Metzitzah: New regulations delayed

March 6, 2015

FLORIDA: No appearance of mother of boy threatened with spite-circumcision

February 26, 2015

BENDIGO, AUSTRALIA: Councillor tweets shocking female -whoops! male - genital cutting pic

February 26, 2015

LONDON: Doctor of many botches struck off

February 24, 2015

NEW YORK: Metzitzah: No consent forms, mohelim tested after infection

February 23, 2015

FLORIDA: Protests as 4-year-old's cutting nears

February 20, 2015

MALAYSIA: Female cutting on the rise

February 18, 2015

NEW HAMPSHIRE: House considers defunding cutting from Medicaid

February 17, 2015

ROME: Progress in foreskin regeneration research

February 16, 2015

MALTA: Parliament considering intersex protection

Elizabeth Noble, January 2, 1945 -January 2, 2015

February 8, 2015

QUEENSLAND: Doctor took dog, circumcised barehanded

February 7, 2015

FLORIDA: Uncle says "the devil made me" circumcise nephew 

January 31, 2015

AUCKLAND, NZ: 10 boys in hospital after backyard botches

January 30, 2015

PENNSYLVANIA: Parents sue doc and hospital for botch

January 22, 2015

NORWAY: Doctors defy law, refuse to cut

January 20, 2015

TURKEY: $250,000 payout for botched cut

January 20, 2015

MIAMI: Proposed cutting of 4-year-old spurs protests

January 19, 2015

LONON: Doctor charged with cutting woman after childbirth

January 19, 2015

TANZANIA: Girls cut after leaving refuge - one father arrested

January 16, 2015

KENYA: Wife sends whole village to publicly cut husband

January 15, 2015

ATLANTA, GA: Most of 2000 responses to CDC proposal are anti

January 15, 2015

LEEDS, UK: "Male cutting worse than some female cutting" - Judge

January 9, 2015

NEW YORK: Metzitzah:  Rockland adopts own protocol

January 9, 2015

COPENHAGEN: Infant male genital cutting may increase autism risk

January 7, 2015

NEW YORK: Metzitzah: Mayor De Blasio  to move "soon"

January 1, 2015

OSLO, NORWAY: Ritual cutting to be publicly funded

December 26, 2014

Bill Would Cut Circumcisions From Medicaid

December 23 2014

NEW YORK: Metzitzah: Another baby has herpes

December 20 2014

MALAYSIA: Prime Minister Razak wants to export cutting technology

December 18 2014

UGANDA: Boy, 4, botches DIY cutting of younger boy

December 18 2014

RWANDA: Boy dies, another has fistula after cutting

December 16 2014

KENYA: Police search for 17 girl-cutters

December 15 2014

TANZANIA: 120 girls flee cutting

December 12 2014

FLORIDA: Appellate court won't halt circumcision for 4-year-old

December 10 2014

WASHINGTON DC: FDA appproves Gardasil-9

December 10 2014

ZAMBIA: Woman attempts to cut son with razor blade

December 9 2014

SOUTH AFRICA: Three arrested; youths in critical condition

December 8 2014

KENYA: 12 men forcibly circumcised

December 2 2014

TARRYTOWN, NY: CDC "out of touch with the rest of the developed world"

December 1 2014

ATLANTA, GA: CDC taking submissions on male genital cutting

Intactivist of the month (December)

Dr Alexandre Rotta: "When I'm put in a position to take care of a child
who was perfectly healthy and now needs critical care
because of a totally unnecessary procedure ... it's really heartbreaking." (6:11)

November 28 2014

KENYA: Chief shot with arrow after female-cutting arrest

November 28 2014

TUNISA: Cutting leaves boy blind, paralysed (from the French)

November 25 2014

EASTERN CAPE: Pay cuts if more circumcision deaths?

November 24 2014

WEST PALM BEACH, FL: Demo for Chase

November 24 2014

KENYA: Man, 45, forcibly circumcised

November 20 2014

GUINEA-BISSAU: Six on trial for cutting seven girls

November 21 2014

ZIMBABWE: Father circumcises son, 5, win nail-clippers

November 20 2014

CAIRO: Doctor acquitted of girl's genital cutting death

November 19 2014

LONDON: No charges in 10 out of 12 female cutting cases

November 19 2014

TOBAGO: Mother wants answers about circumcision botch

November 11 2014

MICHIGAN: Circumcision Prevention Seminar coming

November 18 2014

FLORIDA: Stay of execution for Chase

November 18 2014

FLORIDA: Time running out for Chase

November 17 2014

OAKLAND: Lawyers: gag order on Chase's mother "probably unconsitutional"

November 17 2014

SYDNEY: Islamic books advocate female genital cutting

November 15 2014

PHILIPPINES: 11-year-old forcibly circumcised, videoed

November 13 2014

HOLLYWOOD: More celebs tweet support for leaving Chase intact

November 12 2014

HOLLYWOOD: Russell Crowe tweets support for leaving Chase intact

November 9 2014

TUSCALOOSA, AL: Brother K accused of "indecent exposure"

November 10 2014

TUSCALOOSA, AL: Brother K arrested for "obstructing governmental operations"

Intactivist of the Month

Dr Joseph D'Angelo
Dr Joseph D'Angelo:
"Most pediatricians are against circumcision"
(See him on YouTube, 3:05 in.)

October 31 2014

FALKLAND ISLANDS: Move to regulate non-medical circumcision

October 31 2014

READING, UK: Boy dies after Zimbabwe circumcision

October 29 2014

LONDON: Paedophile Quaintance maintains circum-fetish website from prison

October 24 2014

SAVANNAH, GA: Walmart, Sears and Amazon bow to public horror at DIY Plastibell sales

October 23 2014

IRELAND: Pressure on doctors to circumcise fraudulently

October 23 2014

ZAMBIA: Circumciised man with HIV misses the point

October 23 2014

BERLIN : Turkish circumcision play misses the point

October 22 2014

COPENHAGEN : Parliament to consider cutting age-restriction

October 22 2014

COPENHAGEN : 3 out of 4 Danes want a cutting age-restricted

October 19 2014

ZAMBIA: Cut men think they don't need condoms

October 17 2014

ZIMBABWE: Men resist being cut

October 14 2014

GHANA: Scores of baby penises amputated

October 9 2014

UGANDA: Men resist being cut

October 8 2014

GLASGOW: 60-year-old circumcised "by accident"

October 2 2014

CROYDON, UK: Circumfetishist paedophile Quaintance gets 2 years: Gilgal Society "just a facade"

New book Celebrating Brit Shalom launched

Intactivists of the Month (September 2014)

Icky Boyfriends: Jonathan Swift, centre
Icky Boyfriends

'Since the band [The Icky Boyfriends] reunited in 2010, [Jonathan] Swift has been writing new songs. "We have a new one called 'Knives,' which is part of the campaign to illegalize circumcision, because it's dangerous and it traumatized me and ruined my sex life," he said. "It should go over well in the Bay where the anti-circumcision movement started."'

East Bay Express September 17, 2014

September 29 2014

ATLANTA: Mother sues for botch

September 9 2014

ZIMBABWE: Sex workers shun circumcised men - "They take too long"

September 9 2014

LEICESTER, UK: Psychiatrist may be struck off for unauthorised circumcisions

September 4 2014

KENYA: Amnesty for female genital cutter after girl's death

September 2 2014

UGANDA: Prostitutes take more risks with cut men

Intactivist of the Month: (August 2014)

Fezisa Mdibi
Fezisa Mdibi

Spoke out against her Xhosa tradition in the Guardian, August 28, 2014


August 26 2014

[satire removed]

August 25 2014

MALAWI: "Voluntary" circumcision to replace force?

August 25 2014

KENYA: Circumcision Secretariat Closes

August 22 2014

KENYA: Another man circum-raped

August 21 2014

SOUTH AFRICA: Prepex device not suspended

August 20 2014

KENYA: 200 flee forced circumcision

August 20 2014

UGANDA: Museveni wants "old style" circumcision shunned

August 20 2014

AFRICA: 500,000 circumcision casualties in 8 years

August 15 2014

NEW YORK: Metzitzah: Court considers if consent form requirement needs strict scrutiny

August 14 2014

MALAWI: Artist slams mass circumcision

August 14 2014

MALAWI: Adventists query circumcision messages

August 14 2014

SOUTH AFRICA: Israeli circumcision device boycotted

August 8 2014

SOUTH AFRICA: Men refuse, so babies to be cut

August 8 2014

NEW YORK: Metzitzah: Two mohelim stopped after babies get herpes

August 8 2014

MALAWI: World Bank funds genital cutting

August 7, 2014

KENYA: 12 men circum-raped

July 27, 2014

UGANDA: "Circumcision reduces risks behaviour" - study (and wakes you in the morning with a nice cup of tea)

July 26, 2014

SOUTH AFRICA: "Circumcising Men Cuts HIV Risk Among Women" - study

July 19, 2014

LOS ANGELES: Intactivist paediatrician Paul Fleiss dies, aged 80

July 19, 2014

BOULDER, COLORADO: 13th International Symposium on Genital Autonomy this week

Intactivist of the Month: (July 2014)

Dr John Fitton
Dr John Fitton
East Midlands Regional Council,
British Medical Association
Speaking against a motion at the BMA conference about female genital cutting because it fails to protect male and intersex children (but making it very clear he opposes all cutting) he said:
"This cutting trade has no place in our profession and any doctor who is profiting from it should be ashamed.
And be warned, if molestation can be prosecuted after 40 years, so might mutilation." (Starts at 13:02)
Bravo too to Dr Antony Lempert of the Secular Medical Forum for first speaking against the motion.

July 17, 2014

EASTERN CAPE: Pigs stolen, owner abused for being intact

July 17, 2014

LONDON: Quaintance admits offences against five boys

July 16, 2014

ZIMBABWE: Senators call for circumcision ban

July 15, 2014

LONDON: Gilgal website reborn as "Helpdesk"

July 14, 2014

LONDON: Trial of Vernon Quaintance begins: Gilgal gone

July 13, 2014

EASTERN CAPE: Septicaemia from circumcision claims victim No 32

July 11, 2014

KENYA: Forced circumcision victims won't talk

July 11, 2014

SAN FRANCISO: 200 will celebrate non-cutting Brit Shalom

July 9, 2014

ONTARIO: OK for doctor to suck baby's penis blood (through a tube)

July 8, 2014

WASHINGTON: US Envoy at work defending circumcision

July 4, 2014

NIGERIA: "Girl" found to be intersexed at circumcision

July 4, 2014

SOUTH AFRICA: Circumcisers charged with murder, death toll 26

July 3, 2014

UGANDA: Circumcision funds misused

July 3, 2014

SOUTH AFRICA: Circumcision death toll 23

July 3, 2014

LIBERIA: Boy who lost penis to circumcision seeks help abroad

July 3, 2014

EASTERM CAPE: Circumcsion death toll 13

June 30, 2014

JERUSALEM: Rabbinical court can not order circumcison - High Court

June 27, 2014

UGANDA: Women shun circumcised men

June 26, 2014

ZIMBABWE: Men shun being circumcised over magic claims

June 26, 2014

SOUTH AFRICA: 11 circumcision deaths so far this season

June 24, 2014

SOUTH AFRICA: 486 circumcision deaths in 6 years, nearly 0.5M hospitalised

June 24, 2014

DENMARK: Medical students oppose circumcising

June 23, 2014

SRI LANKA: Senior Buddhist forcibly circumcised

June 21, 2014

SASKATOON: Foreskin Pride in Pride parade

June 21, 2014

STOCKHOLM: 28 girls from one class genitally cut

June 20, 2014

UGANDA: Female cutting "explained" as hygiene

June 19, 2014

EASTERN CAPE: Another circumcision death

June 17, 2014

PRETORIA: Two initiates die, murder charge opened

June 17, 2014

ZIMBABWE: Mass circumcised stalled by lack of funds

Intactivist of the Month: Ricky Gervais (June)

Ricky Gervais

Well, I think anything that affects the rest of your life,
you should probably have a decision in -
but I think less people would do it at 25

- TMZ (0:7-0:25)

June 14, 2014

OSLO, NORWAY: Parliament agrees to allow ritual circumcision in hospitals at public expense

June 11, 2014

JOHANNESBURG: Man seeks redress for botch

May 29, 2014

FLORIA: Medicaid circumcision funding resumed by stealth

June 4, 2014

SRI LANKA: 3-month-old dies during circumcision

June 3, 2014

EASTERN CAPE: Circumcision deaths - 23 charged

May 29, 2014

PHILADELPHIA: Prostate protection claim refuted by four experts [edited June 5]

May 24, 2014

SYDNEY: "Any cut or nick ... amounts to mutilation" - Judge

May 25, 2014

ZIMBABWE: Child circumcision ignites debate

May 24, 2014

HOUSTON, TX: Congressman wants to protect circumcision - in Europe!

May 23, 2014

SYDNEY: Sheik, ex-nurse, mother to stand trial over cutting of sisters

May 23, 2014

DENMARK: Baby in coma after circumcision

May 21, 2014


May 21, 2014

CAIRO: Doctor to stand trial after girl's circumcision death

May 14, 2014

FLORIDA: Disputed circumcision order goes on hold

May 12, 2014

TORONTO: Complaint against doctor who sucks baby blood

May 9, 2014

KENYA: Boy bows to peer pressure, cuts himself

May 7, 2014

COLOGNE: 2nd anniversary of historic genital autonomy ruling marked.

May 4, 2014

LOS ANGELES: Actress Alicia Silverstone shuns genital cutting

April 29, 2014

ZIMBABWE: Doctor cuts off boy's penis during circumcision

April 23, 2014

MISSISSIPPI: Father who lost penis to circumcision learnt nothing, cuts son

April 23, 2014

NEW YORK: Metzitzah: City won't tell Jewish paper if mohelim are getting consent

April 23, 2014

MALAWI: Boys being circumcised again

April 22, 2014

KENYA: Parents charged with murder after FGC death

April 21, 2014

MISSISSIPPI: Botched circumcision repair still needs AI for fatherhood

February 4, 2014

BOTSWANA: "Safe" infant circumcision - with Accu-circ and Mogen clamps

April 19, 2014

SOMALIA: Female cutting to continue

April 18, 2014

KENYA: Chief charged with cutting daughters

April 16, 2014

MALAWI: Older men are not buying circumcision

April 15, 2014

UGANDA: Myths about circumcision help spread HIV

April 14, 2014

ZIMBABWE: Men are not buying circumcision...

April 14, 2014

ZIMBABWE: ...so they're doing it to babies

April 14, 2014

SOUTH AFRICA: Hitman shot bride for circumcision fee

April 14, 2014

EUROPE: Council of Ministers support underage circumcision

April 11, 2014

WOOLWICH, UK: Bogus nurse who nearly killed boy jailed

April 10, 2014

SOUTH CAROLINA: Intersex child castration case to proceed

April 9, 2014

BEIJING: Man kills his circumciser

April 3, 2014

HELSINKI: MPs support law to restrict circumcision

March 21, 2014

LONDON: First prosecutions for female cutting - some "mutilations" leave no trace

April 3, 2014

WELLINGTON, NZ: Morris's latest claim "extremely worrying" - Paediatric Prof.

Maya Angelou

Maya Angelou 1928-2014
"When you know better, you do better."

Intactivist of the Month [May]: Daniel Tosh

On Web Redemption, aired May 6, 2014
Daniel Tosh: Please don't get your kids circumcised
Signs off (7:31) : Please don't get your child circumcised, they lose 30% of the feeling.


Infant male genital cutting is already illegal:

"The Assault We Ignore", London Queen's Counsel James Chegwidden's speech at the 2013 Genital Autonomy Symposium in Keele, Staffs, UK, about how non-therapeutic infant circumcision is in breach of national and international law.

James Chegwidden QC
James Chegwidden QC

Intactivist* of the Month [February]:
Dingeman Rijken
Dingeman Rijken
exposed botched tribal circumcision

* Not exactly: he wants tribal circumcision medicalised.


March 27, 2014

NEW YORK: Metzitzah: Scofflaw mohel will do it regardless

March 26, 2014

BORNEO: Man hospitalised after co-worker circumcises him

March 24, 2014

BUDAPEST: Russian Chief Rabbi wants mandatory Jewish circumcision

March 21, 2014

NORWAY: Nurses want to age-restrict circumcision

March 21, 2014

ARIZONA: Female genital cutting outlawed

March 19, 2014

CALIFORNIA: Class action against foreskin product for cancer risk

March 19, 2014

NORWAY: Minister wants to mandate hospital circumcision

March 18, 2014

EMIRATES: Amateur skins boy's genitals

March 17, 2014

VANCOUVER: CAN-FAP to protest at Gates talk

March 14, 2014

KENYA: Female cutting spreads HIV

March 11, 2014

UNITED NATIONS: "Circumcision protected by freedom of religion"

March 11, 2014

LIBERIA: Boy loses penis to elusive circumciser

March 11, 2014

CAIRO: Doctor and father to stand trial for girl's death after genital cutting

March 6, 2014

JERUSALEM: Attorney General disputes Rabbinical Court's right to rule on circumcision

March 6, 2014

DARWIN: ABC's coverage of circumcision botch "insensitive"

March 5, 2014

ZIMBABWE: Circumcised men abandoning condoms

March 2, 2014

ZIMBABWE: Senator condemns infant circumcision

February 26, 2014

JERUSALEM: High Court considering Rabbinical Court circumcision order

February 25, 2014

ZIMBABWE: Pain haunts circumcison poster-boy

February 24, 2014

CHICAGO: Female "circumcision" promoted to enable orgasm

February 24, 2014

ARIZONA: Senate votes to outlaw female genital cutting

February 19, 2014

EUROPE: Commission President promises no circumcision or slaughter bans

February 18, 2014

ISRAEL: Mother and son must repeat conversion - 2yo have penile pricking

February 18, 2014

EASTERN CAPE: Botched circumcision website stays up

February 18, 2014

BRITAIN: Penile cancer rises

February 16, 2014

EASTERN CAPE: Intelligence to spy out rogue circumcisers

February 14, 2014

EASTERN CAPE: Nine boys lose penises in botched circumcisions

February 12, 2014

BRAZIL, MEXICO, USA: Circumcision does not protect against HPV

February 6, 2014

JERUSALEM: Baby in hospital after circumcision

February 6, 2014

TENNESSEE: Clinic uncooperative after botched circumcision

February 5, 2014

OSLO: "Norway will never outlaw circumcision" - Foreign Minister

January 31, 2014

NEW YORK: World Jewish Congress opposes Swedish and Danish doctors

January 29, 2014

NEW YORK: Metzitzah: Another baby gets herpes

January 29, 2014

STRASBOURG: Circumcision "a child's rights issue"

January 29, 2014

EASTERN CAPE: Doctor who showed botched circumcisions defended, attacked

January 26, 2014

SYDNEY: Man charged with taking baby girl to Jakarta for genital cutting

January 26, 2014

NAIROBI: More than six men forcibly circumcised

January 26, 2014

STRASBOURG: Hearing about circumcision to be webcast

January 26, 2014

MELBOURNE: 14-year-old hospitalised after backyard circumcision

January 26, 2014

STOCKHOLM: Swedish doctors want tighter rules for circumcision

January 24, 2014

COPENHAGEN: Popular song given to Intactivist campaign

January 24, 2014

LONDON: Gilgal Society head Vernon Quaintance pleads not guilty to crimes against boys

January 22, 2014

DARWIN: Three botched boys "not abused"

January 20, 2014

FLORIDA: "Boys not cut at birth may be later, so taxpayer should foot bill"

January 21, 2014

COPENHAGEN: Medical Association "fundamentally opposed" to infant circumcision

January 20, 2014

COPENHAGEN: Mohel resigned to doctors' opposition to circumcision

January 20, 2014

COPENHAGEN: Doctors' "mutilation" stand is "earth-shattering"

January 20, 2014

COPENHAGEN: 7 out of 10 Danes support infant circumcision ban

January 20, 2014

JERUSALEM: Knesset to make pro-circumcision film

January 19, 2014

VANCOUVER: Pantsless presentation on foreskin function

January 16, 2014

NEW YORK: Mtzitzah: Mayor will keep consent form for now

January 16, 2014

BERLIN: Circumcised men support Council of Europe resolution

January 11, 2014

EASTERN CAPE: Doctor blows whistle on botched circumcisons

January 11, 2014

EASTERN CAPE: Archbishop Tutu condemns botched circumcisons

January 9, 2014

MONTREAL: Group wants circumcison age-restricted in Quebec

January 9, 2014

ISRAEL: "Psychological damage" from not being circumcised - rabbi

January 8, 2014

EASTERN CAPE: Diet a factor in circumcison deaths

January 6, 2014

SOUTH AFRICA: Corruption investigation in mass-circumcision contract

January 6, 2014

PITTSBURGH: Rabbi denies botching circumcison

January 2, 2014

MONTREAL: 80-botch-compallint doctor still booking circumcisions

January 2, 2014

SYDNEY: Man charged over baby girl's overseas genital cutting

There can be no keener revelation of a society's soul than the way it treats its children - Nelson Mandela


More wisdom from The Simpsons:

It's a dude! And he's uncut! Very Euro!
"It's a dude! And he's uncut! Very Euro!" (click to see clip)


Intactivist of the Month: Richard Dawkins

Richard Dawkins Tweets against circumcision
Eminent scientist and famous atheist Dawkins has previously downplayed the human rights abuse of male gential cutting by contrast with female genital cutting. This may be his first gender-neutral public statement.

Intact Man of the Month [August]:

Alexander Skarsgård
Alexander Skarsgård
appeared nude in True Blood

Intact Man of the Month [July]:

Manu Bennett & Jennifer Campagnolo
Manu Bennett (Crixus in Spartacus, Azog in The Hobbit)
Jennifer Campagnolo of the Canadian Foreskin Awareness Project (CAN-FAP)

Father of the Year

Koeby Johnson
Koeby Johnson
(See why here
Israeli card front
English translation

'Parents must make many decisions for their chldren...genital cutting isn't one of them'

December 30, 2013

PITTSBURGH: Mohel's botch spurs Jewish re-think

December 27, 2013

EASTERN CAPE: 1000 circumcision deaths in 10 years

December 27, 2013

MOROCCO: Product to treat reduced sensitivity

December 27, 2013

PITTSBURGH: Penis cut off, reattached, rabbi sued

December 24, 2013

QUEBEC: Many more complaints about doctor: may not circumcise

December 24, 2013

EASTERN CAPE: 30 circumcision deaths

December 23, 2013

NIGERIA: Millions have hepatitis from circumcision

December 20, 2013

COPENHAGEN: Doctors' body condemns non-therapeutic circumcision

December 19, 2013

SWEDEN: Province proposes circumcision age-restriction

December 18, 2013

QUEBEC: More botches surface

December 17, 2013

ISRAEL: Court stays forced circumcision

December 13, 2013

UGANDA: Prisoners forcibly circumcised

December 12, 2013

GERMANY: Circumcision law has failed

December  2013

FLORIDA: Doctors charging "circumcision deposit" before sex is known

December 12, 2013

HELSINKI: Court rules Muslim circumcision "legal"

December 11, 2013

QUEBEC: Doctor who botched 30 circumcisions "studied best methods"

December 10, 2013

ZIMBABWE: 90,000 circumcised

December 9, 2013

SUSSEX: Doctor charged with female cutting

December 8, 2013

ZIMBABWE: Children indoctrinated about circumcision

December 8, 2013

SAN FRANCISCO: "Dr Edgar Duckema" greets AAP delegates

''Dr Edgar Duckema'' welcomes AAP delegates

December 8, 2013

INDIA: Orphanage case falls through - parents' gave "verbal" consent

December 5, 2013

NEW YORK: Hypospadias - rabbi botches circumcision.

December 5, 2013

INDIA: 11 boys circumcised without parents' consent

December 4, 2013

KENYA: 8 girls in hospital with FGC complications

November 28, 2013

KENYA: Boy circumcised without mother's consent / ISRAEL: Plea from mother

November 26, 2013

DALLAS: Ob/Gyns may now treat men - but could always cut boys

November 21, 2013

LONDON: Newborns know they own their bodies

November 20, 2013

PROVIDENCE, RHODE ISLAND: Intacitivist touring protest hits town

November 17, 2013

SUSSEX, ENGLAND: Circumcision-botch doctor turns amateur

November 15, 2013

FRANKFORT, KENTUCKY: Doctor failed to check under foreskin for cancer, gets off

November 14, 2013

EMIRATES: Another botched circumcision

November 13, 2013

FLORIDA: Fewer babies cut, hence more older boys

October , 2013

LONDON: Gilgal Society's Quaintance faces more serious charges / Brian Morris doesn't quite efface him

November 10, 2013

NORWAY: Circumcision to be regulated

November 10, 2013

NEW YORK: Judge Scalia accepts circumcision restriction

November 10, 2013

ZIMBABWE: Babies to be circumcised as mothers die

November 10, 2013

ZIMBABWE: Circumcised men refuse condoms, get HIV

November 7, 2013

MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE: Another botch, penis cut off

November 7, 2013

ISRAEL: Court orders boy circumcised against mother's wish

October 30, 2013

PROVIDENCE, RI: Another study finds no circumcision-HIV/HPV link

October 30, 2013

GEORGIA: Early pain changes the brain

October 30, 2013

CANBERRA: Senate committee; "Don't cut intersex without good cause"

October 23, 2013

TEL AVIV: Knesset Members to lobby Europe: "Let us go on cutting babies!"

October 20, 2013

DURBAN: Six circumcisions botched - without parents' consent

September 10 - October 16 2013

Circumstitions news was suspended. Several important events took place during that time:

August 29 2013

BOTSWANA: Men unwilling to be circumcised, funding stopped

August 29 2013

IRAN: Some Jews circumcised "incorrectly"

August 2013

Normal foreskin to be coded as an abnormal - and billable - condition

August 23 2013

SOUTH CAROLINA: Surgery on intersexed child could be unconstitutional

August 23 2013

Metzitzah: Two more babies with herpes

August 22 2013

NEW YORK: Western US circumcision rate falls dramatically

August 22 2013

NEW YORK: US circumcision rate falls

August 22 2013

PERTH: More botched circumcisions reported

August 16 2013

JOHANNESBURG: 4yo boy dies after hospital circumcision

August 6 2013

TURKANA, KENYA: Circumcised youths go on killing sprees

July 29 2013

COSTA RICA: Pastor circumcises "to remove a demon"

July 20 2013

SOUTH AFRICA: Nearly 80 circumcision deaths

July 20 2013

LONDON: Court ducks for cover in circumcision/custody case

July 16 2013

UGANDA: Man loses penis in circumcision botch

July 12 2013

SASKATCHEWAN: Doctors unwilling to circumcise

July 9 2013

PERTH: "Keep talking about female cutting"

July 8 2013

ZIMBABWE: Circumcision funds ilde as men reject being cut, health system in crisis

July 7 2013

EASTERN CAPE: 5 men held for botched circumcision deaths

July 8 2013

EASTERN CAPE: 20 more die, nearly 300 in hospital

July 7 2013

GUANGZHOU, CHINA: man loses penis after botched circumcision

July 5 2013

ZIMBABWE: "Voluntary" circumcision of babies planned - without pain relief

July 5 2013

MALAWI: Men resist being circumcised

July 5 2013

EASTERN CAPE: 263 Circumcision injuries - "a crisis"

July 4 2013

PERTH: Case dropped against parents for transporting daughter for cutting

July 3 2013

SWEDEN: Woman arrested for illegal circumcisions

July 1 2013

SOUTH AFRICA: Hospitals running out of beds for botched circumcisions

June 30 2013

NORTH AMERICA: Big Foreskin Pride contingents in LGBTI parades

June 28 2013

DENMARK: Circumcision ban "unnecessary"

June 27 2013

EUROPEAN UNION: Religious freedom does not include violence against children

June 26 2013

STRASBOURG: Council of Europe condemns violatons of children's physical integrity

June 24 2013

NAMIBIA: First Lady condemns traditional circumcision

June 24 2013

UGANDA: Men flee "life-threatening" forced circumcision

June 21 2013

SOUTH AFRICA: Five more circumcision deaths, one castration

June 20 2013

SUDAN: Girls cut to punish father - for speaking against cutting

June 20 2013

SOUTH AFRICA: R2.2M for botched circumcision

June 18 2013

SOUTH AFRICA: Taxi drivers fear forced dircumcision

June 17 2013

NEW SOUTH WALES: "Non-specific" gender recognised

June 17 2013

SOUTH AFRICA: Traditional circumcisor shot

June 17 2013

SAUDI ARABIA: Doctor who botched 7 circumcisions gets 6 months

June 16 2013

SOUTH AFRICA: Two boys rescued; boy circumcised 70

June 13 2013

ITALY: Jews and Muslims co-operate on (male) circumcision

June 7 2013

TEL AVIV: New excuses for circumcision death

June 10 2013

EGYPT: Girl dies during circumcision

June 7 2013

SOUTH AFRICA: Circumcision botched, Health Departments sued

June 7 2013

TEL AVIV: Botched baby dies - circumcision exonerated again

June 6 2013

SAUDI ARABIA: Doctor botched seven out of 47 circumcisions

June 3 2013

LIMPOPO: Doctors start cutting after 36 circumcision deaths

June 3 2013

SAUDI ARABIA: Travel ban on ENT doctor who botched four circumcisions

May 30 2013

TEL AVIV: Botched baby in critical condition

May 30 2013

JOHANNESBURG: Minister blames 34 circumcision deaths on "greed"

May 29 2013

BERLIN: Penalty for female cutting to increase

May 29 2013

CHICAGO: $1.3 million for botched circumcision

May 29 2013

OSLO: Outrage over anti-cutting cartoon

May 27 2013

JOHANNESBURG: Circumcisors use one blade, risk HIV

Father of the Year

Koeby Johnson
Koeby Johnson
(See why here

May 23 2013

MEDFORD, OREGON: Mainstream TV mentions circumcision deaths, risks, profit motive

May 23 2013

BARCELONA: Gambian parents jailed for cutting daughters

May 22 2013

SOUTH AFRICA: 33 die from circumcision

May 23 2013

SOUTH AFRICA: 29 die: ANC wants faster inquiry

May 22 2013

COLOGNE: Two law professors slam German law

May 21 2013

SOUTH AFRICA: 27 die from circumcision

May 19 2013

ZIMBABWE: Men not accepting circumcision

May 18 2013

SOUTH AFRICA: Woman who won't challenge fatal tradition "should be sacked"

May 15 2013

SOUTH CAROLINA: Parents want child's sex assignment surgery case to set precedent

May 17 2013

SOUTH AFRICA: 23 die from circumcision

May 16 2013

SOUTH AFRICA: More than 20 die from circumcision

May 14 2013

SOUTH CAROLINA: Parents sue state over intersex child's assignment surgery

May 13 2013

SWAZILAND: Circumcision plans go awry

May 12 2013

SOUTH AFRICA: More than 15 die from circumcision

May 7 2013

COLOGNE, etc: Demonstrations mark court ruling

March 20 2013

LEXINGTON, KY: Intact men more likely to use condoms

May 5 2013

ISRAEL: Intactivist group spreads the word in Hebrew

May 4 2013

PAPUA NIU GINI: Women deplore circumcision

May 4 2013

NEW ORLEANS: Intact America confronts Ob/Gyns at their conference

April 23 2013

BURKINA FASO: Five girls die from genital cutting as rates fall

April 22 2013

BERLIN: Metzitzah - "Don't touch our tradition"

April 20 2013

JAKARTA: Female cutting - "Don't touch our tradition"

April 2013

MICHIGAN: Circumcision does not prevent STDs
UGANDA: but it might reduce (harmless?) surface bacteria

April 15, 2013

NEW YORK: Metzitzah - Orthodox Groups Distorted Our Report - Researchers

April 4, 2013

DENVER, COLORADO: Move to restore Medicaid circumcision funding fails

April 12, 2013

BOTSWANA: Hospital won't help after botch

April 12, 2013

BERLIN: Metzitzah may break new law

April 10, 2013

BARCELONA: Mother spared jail for daughter's cutting

April 10, 2013

KENYA: Girl flees cut to continue education

April 9, 2013

OTTAWA: Demonstration against Oprah's foreskin facecream

March 31, 2013

TORONTO: Renaissance anatomist recorded early religious female cutting

March 13, 2013

SOUTH AFRICA: Millions spent on risky circumcision clamps

April 8, 2013

CALGARY: Babies react early to stress

April 6, 2013

NEW YORK: Metzitzah Two babies get herpes (not HIV)

April 5, 2013

OCEAN CITY, MD: Bloodstained Men create a stir

April 3, 2013

NEW YORK: Metzitah "without consent": Another herpes case

April 3, 2013

ILLINOIS: The AAP gets letters

April 3, 2013

SAN DIEGO: Foreskin Man tackles Muslim circumcision

April 2, 2013

LONDON: Doctors criticise new consent guidelines

April 1, 2013

NEW YORK: Metzitah Are hospitals hiding herpes?

March 27, 2013

PORT HURON, MI: Intactivists picket hospital

March 27, 2013

LEXINGTON, KY: Circumcised men less likely to use condoms

March 27, 2013

LONDON: Two out of five would ban infant circumcision

March 27, 2013

WASHINGTON, DC: Intactivists converge for Genital Integrity Awareness Week

March 23, 2013

ROSTOCK, GERMANY: Metzitzah Rabbi sued; "Most Jews in Germany don't circumcise"

March 25, 2013

BERKELEY/ILLINOIS: Dr and lawyer slam ethics of AAP circumcision policy / Task Force defence: "Respect!" (video)

March 19, 2013

ILLINOIS: AAP exhibits cultural bias in its denial of it

March 18, 2013

EUROPE: Thirty-eight top pediatricians slam AAP circumcision policy

March 18, 2013

BERKELEY: AAP circumcision policy rebutted in Journal of Medical Ethics

March 16, 2013

BERKELEY: More than $80 million paid out for botched circumcisions

March 15, 2013

SACRAMENTO: Hospital denies death was circumcision-related

March 13, 2013

VANCOUVER: Doctors should revisit circumcision policy

March 11, 2013

TUNISIA: Women slam MP for pro-circumcision stance

March 11, 2013

LONDON: Doctors slam MP for pro-circumcision stance

March 8, 2013

SACRAMENTO: Another circumcision death

October 21, 2012

WORLD: NGO Council flags circumcision as human rights violation

February 5, 2013

CANADA: Ethicist plays down circumcision policy change

March 5, 2013

NEW YORK: Father sues over botched circumcision

March 5, 2013

NEW YORK: Intactivists confront Clinton over African circumcision:
Intaction's statement

March 3, 2013

CANADA: Paediatricians foreshadow circumcision policy change

March 2, 2013

ZIMBABWE: Hookers charge circumcised men more: "They take longer"

February 28, 2013

JAKARTA: Mother kills son after circumcision shrinks penis

February 27, 2013

SPOKANE, WASH: Bloodstained man targets clinic after gung-ho Facebook post

February 26, 2013

PERTH: Couple to stand trial after trying to take girl, 1, for cutting

February 26, 2013

BERLIN: Intersex babies need not be assigned a sex

February 24, 2013

HESSE, GERMANY: Charges dropped against circumcising rabbi

February 22, 2013

JAKARTA: Boy with haemophilia bleeds after circumcision (!)

February 22, 2013

NEW YORK: Metzitzah: Federal court upholds consent form

February 21, 2013

SASKATOON: Father's status more important than "reasons" to cut

February 17, 2013

NOTTINGHAM: African HIV trials fudged registration dates
BRAZIL: Circumcision kills one in 7700 (=156 deaths/p.a. in the USA)

February 17, 2013

CANBERRA: Circumcising doctors restricted, one must see psychiatrist

February 14, 2013

BELGIUM: Circumcised men get less pleasure

February 11, 2013

TANZANIA: Campaign to COMPEL men to be circumcised

February 7, 2013

NEW YORK: Metzitzah: Chasidim take offence at lottery ad

February 8, 2013

MANCHESTER: Nurse escapes gaol for circumcision death

February 6, 2013

BERLIN: Female cutting growing in Germany

January 30, 2013

NEW YORK: Metzitzah: Rabbis will resist parental consent forms

January 30, 2013

KENYA, ZAMBIA: Dangerous circumcision clamp being used

January 22, 2013

HELSINKI: AAP Policy; "routine circumcision is insane" - Paediatrics Professor

January 23, 2013

VANCOUVER: Intactivists protest Oprah's foreskin facecream

January 25, 2013

PERTH: Couple charged with taking daughter to Bali for cutting

January 23, 2013

SOUTH AFRICA: Youth's throat cut, foreskin stolen

January 23, 2013

One Direction singer flicks girlfriend who nagged him to get cut

January 22, 2013

NEW YORK: Metzitzah: Parental consent form

January 22, 2012

JAKARTA: Muslim group pushes against FGC ban

January 21, 2012

JAKARTA: Women's rights groups push for FGC ban

January 17, 2013

SHEFFIELD, UK: Circumcision funding cut sparks "backstreet" fears

January 15, 2013

U S A: Renewed push for circumcision age-restriction

January 10, 2013

NEW YORK: Metzitzah: Judge rules parental consent may be required

January 10, 2013

SHEFFIELD, UK: Hospitals plan to charge for circumcision

January 2, 2013

WASHINGTON DC: Federal "Boxcutter" circumcision bill dies

January 2, 2013

WASHINGTON DC: Taking girls outside USA for genital cutting now illegal

January 2, 2013

UGANDA: Museveni still opposes circumcision

January 2, 2013

TURKEY: Boy loses penis in circumcision

Eastern Cape Deaths
from Circumcision, 2012:
2011 Total: 28

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