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|Help Stop Male Genital Mutilation (circumcision)|
|Date||Sunday May 08|
|Time||7:30 AM - 7:30 PM|
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|Moscone Center on Howard St. between 3rd and 4th Streets|
|Organizer/Author||Bay Area Intactivist Group|
Jews Against Circumcision (http://www.jewsagainstcircumcision.org ) and Bay Area Intactivist Group ( http://www.motherlove.org/bang ) will be protesting at the ACOG convention in San Francisco in May. The protest will be from May 7th through the 11th in front of the Moscone Center on Howard St. between 3rd and 4th Streets. We will assemble at 7:30 A.M. each morning.
ACOG (American Academy of Obstetricians Gynecologists) is responsible for 60% of male circumcisions in the USA. They refuse to allow NOCIRC to exhibit at their convention because they don't consider circumcision to be a woman's health issue. It is ironic that a medical organization dedicated to protecting female health and sexuality routinely harms males.
The United States is the only country in the world to routinely circumcise its boys at birth. Two out of every three infants circumcised world wide are from the United States. 85 % of men globally are intact and do not undergo sexual amputation. There is not a medical society in the world that recommends circumcision, not even the American Academy of Pediatrics.
Each circumcision amputates 50% or more of penile nerves, 100% of the most sensitive, erogenous nerves and amputates the frenulum - the natural trigger for ejaculation. Routine infant circumcision is always done on a non-consenting child and most often performed without anesthesia. On average, 300 children die in the United States annually from circumcision and 6 boys lose their entire penis. David Reimer, the subject of the book: As Nature Made Him, had his penis burned off in a botched circumcision done without anesthesia in 1966. David committed suicide last March.
Please join us at the ACOG protest and help to protect male sexuality and health.