Human Rights Activists to Protest American Academy of Pediatrics’ Harmful Exploitative Circumcision Policy

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Photo credit: Timothy Capp (Source: www.BloodstainedMen.org)

Chicago, IL –(ENEWSPF)–September 15, 2017.  No one should alter the body of an un-consenting person without acute medical need. The Bloodstained Men and Their Friends will be sharing this message while protesting the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) at its annual conference this weekend at McCormick Place Convention Center in Chicago.

The 14th Amendment of the US Constitution guarantees equal protection of the law to all citizens of this country. Despite this, under the false rubric of preventative medicine, 3,000 baby boys lose their basic human right to an intact body every day in America, while baby girls are Federally protected from all genital tampering, including a ritual religious pinprick that removes no tissue and severs no nerves.

Most hospital circumcisions are performed by medical students and obstetricians, but American circumcision policy is dictated by the AAP’s Circumcision Policy Statement – a contradictory, convoluted, cleverly disguised cultural justification for an unnecessary, permanent, painful, and nonconsensual cosmetic procedure.

The United States is a holdout in eradicating this Victorian-era practice which the rest of the developed world understands as a destructive human rights violation. Profit and lack of understanding keep routine circumcision alive here. The Bloodstained Men‘s mission is to educate all Americans about the risks and harms of genital cutting. “Most parents have no idea what they put their babies through,” says Brother K, Co-Director of Bloodstained Men & Their Friends.

AAP Conference attendees will be peacefully confronted by activists including victims of genital cutting. Physicians will be reminded that babies whose genitals are mutilated as infants grow up to be men who are speaking out about what was done to their penis before they could defend themselves. Pediatricians will be faced with the basic, undeniable human rights argument against the routine genital cutting of children: the foreskin is a healthy, valuable body part that belongs to the child. It is unnecessary, cruel, damaging, and morally wrong to remove it from a healthy person who is incapable of consent.

Bloodstained Men & Their Friends is a non-profit organization dedicated to giving victims of genital cutting a voice and educating Americans about the harms of infant circumcision and the importance of the foreskin. Our bloodstained suit serves as an arresting visual reminder that circumcision affects its victims for life. When a baby boy is circumcised, so is the man he will become. Please visit:

https://www.facebook.com/BloodstainedMenTheirFriends and http://www.bloodstainedmen.org

All are welcome at these peaceful protests, Saturday and Sunday, September 16-17, from  9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at McCormick Place Convention Center, 2250 S Martin Luther King Drive in Chicago..

We encourage (but don’t require) attendees to wear the bloodstained suit. For more information please attend the protest or call Erika Talvitie at etalvitie@bloodstainedmen.com or call 716-884-3710.

Source: http://bloodstainedmen.com

  • M Lyndon

    Good for them! This is what some national medical organizations say about male circumcision:

    Canadian Paediatric Society
    “OTTAWA— In an updated statement released today, the Canadian Paediatric Society (CPS) continues to recommend against the routine circumcision of newborn males.”

    Royal Australasian College of Physicians
    “After reviewing the currently available evidence, the RACP believes that the frequency of diseases modifiable by circumcision, the level of protection offered by circumcision and the complication rates of circumcision do not warrant routine infant circumcision in Australia and New Zealand.”
    (almost all the men responsible for this statement will be circumcised themselves, as the male circumcision rate in Australia in 1950 was about 90%. “Routine” circumcision is now *banned* in public hospitals in Australia.)

    British Medical Association
    “to circumcise for therapeutic reasons where medical research has shown other techniques to be at least as effective and less invasive would be unethical and inappropriate.”
    “The medical benefits previously claimed, however, have not been convincingly proven, and it is now widely accepted, including by the BMA, that this surgical procedure has medical and psychological risks.”

    Danish Medical Association
    “The Danish Medical Association (Lægeforeningen) has recommended that no boys under the age of 18 be circumcised in Denmark.
    The association released its recommendation on Friday, saying that circumcision should be “an informed, personal choice” that young men should make for themselves.”

    The Royal Dutch Medical Association
    “The official viewpoint of KNMG and other related medical/scientific organisations is that non-therapeutic circumcision of male minors is a violation of children’s rights to autonomy and physical integrity.”

    Mexican Secretariat of the Interior
    ” Evitar como práctica rutinaria la circuncisión, toda vez que no existe evidencia científica que compruebe un beneficio directo a la persona recién nacida.”
    Sec 5.7.13 “Avoid circumcision as a routine practice, since there is no scientific evidence to prove a direct benefit to the newborn person.”

    Swedish Paediatric Society
    “Circumcision of young boys for religious and non-medical reasons ought to be banned in Sweden, urged the Swedish Paediatric Society (Svenska barnläkarföreningen, BLF).”

    “[30 September 2013] – At a meeting today in Oslo, the children’s ombudspersons from the five Nordic countries (Sweden, Norway, Finland, Denmark, and Iceland), and the children’s spokesperson from Greenland, in addition to representatives of associations of Nordic paediatricians and pediatric surgeons, have agreed to work with their respective national governments to achieve a ban on non-therapeutic circumcision of underage boys.”

    German Pediatric Association
    “Therefore it is not understandable that circumcision of boys should be allowed but that of girls prohibited worldwide. Male circumcision is basically comparable with FGM types Ia and Ib that the Schafi Islamic school of law supports”

  • Circumcision is a euphemism for genital mutilation. It ablates the foreskin, ridged band, and frenulum, all of which are functional, innervated tissues that provide sexual pleasure.

  • LandShark

    The AAP is probably composed of gay circumsexual fetishists of the sort that took over the circumcision groups and drove away everyone else. To hell with them and everything they believe in.

    • No need to tar the whole AAP with one brush. The AAP’s policy on male genital cutting has long been determined by an eight-person “Task Force on Circumcision” (self-appointed? certainly not elected by the membership). The member representing the AAP Section on Urology cut his own son on his parents’ kitchen table, in defiance of all surgical protocols, the line between surgery and ritual is so blurred.

      38 top paediatricians – the heads and spokespeople for the paediatric associations of Austria, Britain, Denmark, England, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Sweden, and the Netherlands, and senior paediatricians in Canada, the Czech Republic, France and Poland – wrote in the AAP’s journal Pediatrics:

      “There is growing consensus among physicians, including those in the United States, that physicians should discourage parents from circumcising their healthy infant boys because non-therapeutic circumcision of underage boys in Western societies has no compelling health benefits, causes postoperative pain, can have serious long-term consequences, constitutes a violation of the United Nations Declaration of the Rights of the Child, and conflicts with the Hippocratic oath: primum non nocere: First, do no harm”

      http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/early/2013/03/12/peds.2012-2896

      The AAP’s response was to ignore the writers’ critique of male genital cutting, and accuse them of being equally biased against it. A whole body is the default condition, and needs no bias to defend it.

    • What in the name of all that is good are “gay circumsexual fetishists?” That sounds like your issue. Never heard of anything like that.

      Perhaps, just perhaps, there are people who disagree with male genital mutilation?

      • LandShark

        Look it up. There is a website called Google – try it out. And I am sure there are many people who disagree with circumcision. Have you not been online lately? Thank you for a seemingly pointless reply, and have a nice day.

      • LandShark

        FYI, the gay circumcision fetishists and circumsexuals are gay men who are turned on by things like talking about circumcision and encouraging others to get the foreskin chopped off.

  • M Lyndon

    Good for them! I’d pay a year’s salary rather than be circumcised or have my son circumcised. Why would I want the most sensitive and pleasurable parts cut off? That little bit of skin makes a big difference (it’s not just there to protect the glans).

    Why don’t we just let everyone decide for themselves whether or not they want irreversible genital surgery? It’s their body after all.

    It’s not like it can’t wait. I think it’s only the USA (at around 60% and dropping) and Israel where more than half of baby boys are circumcised. Other countries circumcise, but not till anywhere from the age of seven to adolescence. Only about 12% of the world’s circumcised men were circumcised as babies. Around two thirds of the world’s men (including 88% of the world’s non-Muslim men) never get circumcised.

  • Peter ThePolish Kiryluk

    Most women are not taught anything about male biology, they dont even understand or care about the actual function of foreskin; NATURES VACUUM PRESSURE RELEASE MECHANISM. Which is there to keep your junk from getting stuck in random places. When idiots pay weirdos to mutilate their sons for life to stop them from jerking off because joy is bad but only for males, what they are doing is marking that male as a slave. This was first done because outright castrations killed to many. Foreskin makes sex quiet, prevents penis captivus that only happens to cut guys and prevents the vagina from being plunged like a toilet clog. When idiots cut it off they are taking a normal penis and making into a 1800’s sperm butter churn. They tell stupid women that its for “health reason” AT THE APA which is located in Chicago’s /the nations biggest jewish community with over 30 jewish centers within 5 miles. What these people deliberately fail to tell people, is that the testicles are an immunosuppressed zone as to not attack the y or x sperm cells. Now think about that. ie Ebola, yet for some mental reason more skin on skin friction skinburn = lowers chances of rare diseases that 99% of guys never get anyway, The way people treat males is just outright evil.