White Plains Week People to be Heard – Georganne Chapin (Intact USA)

TV interview… Covers all the issues with MGM – Intact USA Spokesperson, Georganne Chapin …

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HIV/AIDS: Why ABC remains the best approach (Not Genital Mutilation)

MGM does not help prevent HIV infection.

Recent news from Botswana: “There is an upsurge of cases of people who got infected with HIV following circumcision.”

From Zimbabwe: “Some circumcised men are contracting HIV and Aids after ditching the use of condoms, under a misguided belief that male circumcision (MC) would prevent them from getting infected.”

From Kenya: “Push for male circumcision in Nyanza fails to reduce infections.”

From Uganda: “A new study of 314 female s-x workers (FSWs) in Makindye division found that more than half of respondents falsely believe that once a man is circumcised, protection is not necessary during sex.”

From Malawi: “According to the report, HIV rates have doubled in Malawi, moving from 10% to 20% in 1 year. Strangely, this has been the same period that Malawians have been forced to go through circumcision in masses with the promise that it reduces the contraction of HIV.”

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Peter Lloyd,The Suffragent: Why circumcision is the same as FGM

30 Mar 2016: MailOnline Journalist and ‘Stand by Your Manhood’ author Peter Lloyd explains why boy circumcision is the same violation as FGM – despite feminist assertions to the contrary.
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A play about Human Genital Mutilation: BOY: by Anna Ziegler

INSPIRED BY A TRUE STORY. Anna Ziegler’s Boy explores the tricky terrain of finding love amidst the confusion of sexual identity, and the inextricable bond between a doctor and patient. In the 1960s, a well-intentioned doctor convinces the parents of a male infant to raise their son as a girl after a terrible accident. Two decades later, the repercussions of that choice continue to unfold.

Based on a true story … Human Genital Mutilation, “the terrible accident”, a circumcision, of a baby boy went badly wrong with the penis being totally amputated – the Doctors decide to “re-assign” female gender to make good their mistake – which does not work out – as he was a boy “inside”…

The play’s pundits and some promoters are talking about intersex children as a result of its production – which is great – although this child was not born intersex – he had the wrong gender purposefully allotted as a result of a botched circumcision. Medical curiosity? Penis transplants were not available back then…

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BOY WORLD PREMIERE, Keen Company March 2016

NY Times Review: Man Deals With Gender Cards He’s Given (Not Born With)

“The play is inspired by the true story of David Peter Reimer, whose genitalia were mutilated during a botched medical circumcision when he was an infant. His parents consulted John Money, a specialist in gender identity, who believed that gender was determined more by nurture than nature and encouraged them to raise David as a girl.

The ways in which Money’s approach backfired are chronicled in John Colapinto’s fascinating book “As Nature Made Him: The Boy Who Was Raised as a Girl” (2001), a grim portrait of a tortured soul. Dealing with the same subject, “Boy” is so determined not to be sensational or bleak that it bleaches itself of troubling complexity.”

The saddest thing is that this person’s life would never have been so disrupted if Human Genital Mutilation of children was banned…

 

Simon Zobel. The hermaphrodite question: when scientific standards, medicine and culture collide.

Why are girls the only children protected under the law?

Human Genital Mutilation can be inflicted on all children – including those whose physical gender is not completely female or male at birth. Doctors used to be taught that it was “for the best” to operate on intersex people as early as possible in childhood so that a gender could be allotted to the child – according to the Surgeon’s best guess. This approach has had very bad consequences – some individuals get allocated the wrong gender – a better approach is to wait until the child can give informed consent after puberty when the natural gender becomes self apparent.

ALTERNATIVE TO GENITAL MUTILATION EMERGES FOR KENYA’S MAASAI GIRLS

Good news from Kenya …

“Siyuama is among many Maasai girls who are bucking a tradition that has disfigured millions of their ancestors. For the Maasai community, traditional culture permeates every aspect of daily life. Until recently, that culture dictated that elders must remove a girl’s labia and much of her clitoris before she could marry. But with the help of a generation of activists campaigning against female genital mutilation and early forced marriages, traditional African communities like this one have accepted an alternative ceremony. As a result, fewer girls are being married off as teenagers, and more are going to school.”

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Anatomy: Development of the Male and Female Foreskin

A Doctor explains how male and female develop from identical tissue into similar body parts …

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The same foreskin parts formed from the same tissue…

“Women, grab a mirror and take a good look at your clitoris. A really good look. Underneath the fold of skin, you can probably see a little knob of tissue. Try to peel the skin back so you can see this knob better. You probably can’t pull it back very much, and you probably don’t want to, because it probably would hurt to do so. This is exactly how the head of a newborn boy’s penis is attached to his foreskin.

The little knob of tissue you can see is the tip of the glans clitoris. If you could peel the skin back, you would see this structure looks like a very tiny penis. Under the skin, you can feel a ridge of tissue that is the continuation of this structure, hidden under the overlying skin.”

 

Click for full article: Development of the Male and Female Foreskin By Adrienne Carmack, MD