Category: ’Circumcision/Intactivism’

Natural Parenting and Breastfeeding Facebook Communities

December 15th, 2010 by Dionna - 19 Comments

I was flattered that a reader nominated Code Name: Mama’s Facebook fan page for Babble’s “favorite FB fan pages for parents.”1 I was even more excited to see the large number of both natural parenting and breastfeeding fan pages nominated. But since Babble isn’t the best mouthpiece for breastfeeding supporters…

Compassionate Advocacy

October 8th, 2010 by Dionna - 17 Comments

In the past several weeks, I’ve seen a spotlight put on some of the comments from a minority of “inactivists” and “lactivists” on various news stories and tragedies. I think (although I can’t know) that most of these comments are from the fringe. Every movement has people who have very…

Informed Consent Advocacy Letter

September 29th, 2010 by Dionna - Leave a comment

Yesterday I posted seven ways you can get involved in the advocacy efforts to reduce routine, medically unnecessary infant circumcision. One of the ideas listed asks you to write letters to your local hospitals, urging them to require physicians to give parents complete information on the risks involved in routine…

Seven Ways to Reduce Unwanted and Unnecessary Circumcisions

September 28th, 2010 by Dionna - 20 Comments

You have probably heard about Baby Mario Viera, who was circumcised against his parent’s wishes in a Miami Hospital. The Vieras’ attorney, Spencer Aronfeld, recently published a short response to the many inquiries he’s gotten from concerned parents, all of whom are asking “how can I prevent this from happening…

The Effects of Circumcision on Newborn Boys

June 10th, 2010 by Dionna - 108 Comments

If you are planning a hospital birth for your son, you should expect hospital staff to approach you at some point in the first day or two after your son is born to ask about circumcision. There are many long-term reasons to leave your son intact,1 but you may not…

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