Category: ’Circumcision/Intactivism’

Intact in America (When Circ Was All the Rage)

January 10th, 2011 by Dionna - 22 Comments

A reader responded quite eloquently on a couple of my circumcision posts several months ago. I emailed and asked him if he would allow me to rework and publish his comments, and he graciously submitted a guest post. I hope his perspective as an intact male – from a generation…

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…

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