Intactivist combines the words Intact and Activist. Intact as used here means leaving the genitals intact and free from surgical alteration or mutilation. Those people who are actively opposed to both male and female circumcision or genital mutilation generally describe their efforts under the umbrella term Intactivism. Anti-circumcision and anti-female genital mutilation groups or individuals can all be described as intactivists. Typically, their intent is to educate others about the anatomy of normal genitals and the effects of genital alteration. While intactivism encompasses both genders, individuals and groups tend to concentrate their efforts to one gender or the other. A third group is transgender individuals who oppose "gender assignment" surgery of infants and children. Intactivists are primarily concerned with protecting infants and children from genital alteration, believing that adults can choose for themselves --- unless the genital alteration is forced on an adult against the adult's wishes.
Intactivism
The struggle for genital integrity and against the involuntary genital modification of children of any sex.
Stop Infant Circumcision Society
Florida-based organization presents its mission statement, photographs, cartoons, and schedule of meetings.
Yuki's Intactivism Resources
Arguments that infant circumcision is a barbaric act and why parents should respect their son's human rights and leave him intact.
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September 7, 2011 at 8:15:05 UTC
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