Circumcision: Resource List

ORGANIZATIONS

National Organization of Circumcision Information Resource Centers provides information and encourages research regarding circumcision. There is a network of regional and international NOCIRC information centers. For more information write: National Organization of Circumcision Information Resource Centers, P.O. Box 2512, San Anselmo, CA 94979-2512.

National Organization to Halt the Abuse and Routine Mutilation of Males (NOHARMM). "We are a national, non-violent, direct action network of men organized against routine infant circumcision. We educate men about the purpose and benefits of normal male genitalia and the deception behind circumcision to help Americans recognize its impact on human rights. We support and empower men to voice their concerns by involvement in local and national efforts to end circumcision. With a firm policy against racism, sexism, ageism, homophobia and anti-Semitism, we impugn no race or religion, but assert that an intact body is a universal right." Tim Hammond, Founder, P.O. Box 460795, San Francisco, CA 94146-0795.

The Circumcision Resource Center is a nonprofit organization with the purpose of educating the public and professionals about circumcision. The Center is a valuable source of information for expectant parents, childbirth educators, the medical profession, the psychological profession, men, Jews, and others. Ronald Goldman, Ph.D., executive director, CRC, P.O. Box 232, Boston, MA 02133. http://www.circumcision.org/

"The Intact Network is an ad hoc non-profit international human rights activist working group founded and directed by intact men and women united to save infants and children from the pain, torture, and destruction of genital mutilation. As whole human beings we speak the truth and expose the lies of the circumcisers in order to stop the horror of sexual mutilation wherever it occurs on our planet." The "Intact Network" newsletter is published bimonthly for intact/restored(ing) men, parents of intact children, and significant partners of intact/restored men. Ken Derifield, P.O. Box 82, Wahpeton, ND 58074.

Nurses for the Rights of the Child, is also NOCIRC of NM/Santa Fe, 369 Montezuma #354, Santa Fe, NM 87501.

Canadian Health and Human Rights Partnership "Founded in 2012, we are a partnership of professionals in the fields of medicine, ethics and law, as well as concerned citizens, committed to interprofessional and public education toward ending non-therapeutic genital surgery on children in Canada, in accordance with international human rights treaties and the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms."

Patients in ARMS (Activists Reforming Medical Standards). A nonprofit organization dedicated to providing emotional support and assistance to victims of all kinds of medical malpractice. "We work with other patient support groups and professionals who are also aware of the desperate need to improve our present medical system." SASE brings more info. Jerry and Carla Miller, Founders/Directors, Dept N, 7480 Gravois, Dittmer, MO 63021.

Doctors Opposing Circumcision (DOC), a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting human rights principles in pediatric, neonatal and obstetric practice, serves the medical community by providing physicians with scientific and educational materials and by providing a forum for ethical patient advocacy and the reform of medical practice. DOC offers support and advice for health-care professionals who seek to stop the socially-sanctioned genital mutilation of minors. George C. Denniston, M.D., MPH, 2442 NW Market St., Suite 42, Seattle, WA 98107-4137.

RELIGIOUS

Jewish Circumcision Resource Center invites Jews who question circumcision to visit their web site.

Beyond The Bris News and Views on Jewish Circumcision

The Alternative Bris Support Group provides information and support to Jewish parents who question circumcision. An information packet that addresses the Jewish issues associated with circumcision is available.

Gonnen.org (in Hebrew)

LEGAL

Attorneys for the Rights of the Child

For legal action in the United States, contact a knowledgable attorney in wrongful and malpractice circumcision cases:

David J. Llewellyn,
Attorney at Law, 
Johnson & Ward
2100 The Equitable Building
100 Peachtree Street, N.W.
Atlanta, Georgia 30303-1912
Telephone: 404-524-5626

SUPPORT/COUNSELLING

Consultation, Counseling, and Referrals (Circumcision Resource Center)

National Organization of Restoring Men (NORM)

PUBLICATIONS

"Answers to Your Questions About Circumcision". Educational pamphlet (revised 9/95). Two copies/$1.00 and SASE. NOCIRC, P.O. Box 2512, San Anselmo, CA 94979-2512.

Answers to Your Questions About Your Young Son's Intact Penis". Educational pamphlet (5/95). Two copies/$1 and SASE. NOCIRC, P.O. Box 2512, San Anselmo, CA 94979-2512.

Childbirth Education Foundation, circumcision information. Send SASE for free information. CEF, P.O. Box 5, Richboro, PA 18954.

Parents of Intact Sons, free information on the benefits of leaving your boy intact. RR1, Box 1324A, E. Stroudsburg, PA 18301.

"The Joy of Being a Boy", by Elizabeth Noble with Leo Sorger, M.D. A book to reassure the young boy and his family that a natural penis is normal and to teach the boy how to care for himself. $6.50 ppd. New Life Images, 448 Pleasant Lake Avenue, Harwich, MA 02645.

"Say NO to Circumcision! 40 Compelling Reasons Why You Should Respect His Birthright and Keep Your Son Whole", by Thomas Ritter, M.D. $10.95, plus $2 S/H ($0.95 sales tax in CA). NOCIRC, P.O. Box 2512, San Anselmo, CA 94979-2512.

Circumcision: The Hidden Trauma ($18.95) and Questioning Circumcison: A Jewish Perspective ($11.95) by Ronald Goldman, Ph.D., add $3 S & H. Circumcision Resource Center, P.O. Box 232, Boston, MA 02133

"Circumcision", by M. Barrie. 58 pp. EDTA Productions, 14 Rosewood Court, Alexandra Road, Kingston-upon-Thames, Surrey, England.

"Circumcision: An American Custom", by Mary Milvich. $4.50 ppd. Mary Milvich, Dept. N., 208 Little Elk Creek, Snowmass, CO 81654.

"Childbirth Picture Book", by Fran P. Hosken, drawings by Marcia L. Williams. One sample book:$3 plus $1 USA, $4 air worldwide S/H. Please specify English, French or Spanish. WIN NEWS, 187 Grant St., Lexington, MA 02173.

"Trust Your Body! Trust Your Baby! Childbirth Wisdom and Caesarean Prevention", $14.95. Andrea Frank Henkart, 61 Del Oro Lagoon, Novato, CA 94949.

"Newborn Circumcision: An Enigma of Health", by Dr. George Williams. A refutation of the most common medical arguments for male circumcision. 8 pages; 133 references. $5 ppd. NOCIRC, P.P. Box 2512, San Anselmo, CA 94979-2512.

"Non-Ritual Circumcision: New Facts & Old Myths". Workshop presented by Harry Meislahn at 12th. Annual Conference of Midwives of North America. October 1, 1994. $5 ppd. NOCIRC of IL/Winnetka, Dept. N 976 Pine Street, Winnetka, IL 60093.

"Jewish Women Speak Out", edited by Kayla Weiner, Ph.D., and Arinna Moon, M.A. $18.95 plus $3 S/H. Miriam Pollack, 1815 Virginia St., Berkeley, CA 94703.

"Awakenings: Preliminary Poll of Circumcised Men (Revealing the Long-Term Harm and Healing the Wounds of Infant Circumcision)". $25. ppd. NOHARMM, Dept N., P.O. Box 460795, San Francisco, CA 94146.

"Blood-Sport Memorial: A Spiritual Service for the Yearly Human Rights Commemoration in Memory of Circumcised Children & All Victims of Genital Mutilation", by Mary Gibson Dunne. Based on the U.N.'s Convention on the Rights of the Child and the Eastern Orthodox Christian Observance of Remembering Slaughtered Children. $27.95 plus $4.50 domestic, $6 international S/H. Ecumenics International Press, P.O. Box 144, Sloatsburg, NY 10974.

"The Joy of Uncircumcising!", Second Edition, by Jim Bigelow, Ph.D., 1995. (Out of Print)

"NORM NEWS", David Smith, Editor. Send SASE and Postal Reply Coupon. David Smith, "Arran", Bury Bank, Stone, Staffordshire ST 15 0QA, England.

Billy Ray Boyd. Circumcision Exposed: Rethinking a Medical and Cultural Tradition. Freedom, California, USA: The Crossing Press, 1998. (ISBN 0-89594-939-3)

Paul M. Fleiss, M.D., M.P.H., F.A.A.P., with Frederick M. Hodges, D. Phil. Sweet Dreams: A pediatrician's secrets for your child's good night's sleep. Los Angeles: Lowell House, 2000. (ISBN 0-7373-0494-4)

Paul M. Fleiss, M.D. and Frederick M. Hodges, D. Phil. What your Doctor May Not Tell you about Circumcision: Untold Facts on America's Most Widely Performed - and most Unnecessary Surgery. New York: Warner Books, 2002. (ISBN: 0-446-67880-5)

VIDEO

"The Nurses of St. Vincent: Saying "No" To Circumcision", by Barry Ellsworth. Video profiles six of the conscientious objector nurses who refused to assist in neonatal circumcision at St. Vincent Hospital, Santa Fe, New Mexico. 18 minutes. On the same tape: NOHARMM Rally at the CMA (12 minutes). VHS. $25 plus $4S/H. (8.25% sales tax in NY.) Fireball Films, Ltd., 874 Broadway, #1005, New York, NY 10003.

The award-winning documentary, "Whose Body, Whose Rights?", which examines the ethics and the human rights issue of infant male circumcision, is now available to the educational market (high schools, colleges, universities and public libraries) from: University of California Center for Media and Independent Learning, 2000 Center Street, Fourth Floor, Berkeley CA 94704. Tel 510-642-0460, fax 510-643-9271. Those wishing to purchase this video for private home use may still order from: VideoFinders, 4401 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles CA 90027. Tel 1-800-343-4727.



(File revised 4 August 2014)

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