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     INFORMATIVE VIDEOS: 
    
Facing Circumcision  Eight Physicians Tell Their Stories
     Restoration in Focus  
Instructional Video for Foreskin Restoration
     They Cut Babies, Don't They?  
One Man's Struggle Against Circumcision
     Whose Body, Whose Rights?   Award-winning documentary seen on PBS!

THE BOOK THAT EXPOSES IT ALL: 
    
Circumcision Exposed
Rethinking a Medical and
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Advance Child Rights
to Body Ownership & Self-Determination

If you're a male who was circumcised at birth
and have not yet reached your 20th birthday,
you can help to secure these rights for tomorrow's children.

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All males are born with a functional foreskin. In the absence of disease or injury, most doctors know that surgical amputation of the foreskin is not medically necessary. They circumcise babies at the request of parents.

Studies have shown that most parents choose circumcision out of social custom - because it was done to the father or to make the son "look like other boys." Globally, most males are not circumcised. The world medical community views infant circumcision as not just unnecessary, but as destructive and unethical. Intact males enjoy the full functioning of their genitals, which includes protection of the sensitive glans (penile head), provision of the skin necessary for a full and complete erection, lubrication during sexual activity, and enhanced sexual pleasure for both the male and his partner.

Whose body is it anyway?
The forced amputation of a healthy part of an infant's or child's genitals without his consent,
whether in the name of medicine, religion or social custom, is a violation of his human rights.

When an individual reaches his 18th birthday, the law in many states entitles people to initiate litigation, sometimes up to one or two years from that birthday, for any violations they suffered as children. Being subjected to a non-medically indicated amputation of a healthy, functional body part is a personal injury. To learn more, read the article by attorney Charles Bonner, Circumcision: The Legal and Constitutional Issues.

Attorneys for the Rights of the Child can help you find a civil rights or personal injury attorney to assist with bringing litigation against the physician and hospital who circumcised you without your consent. This is especially so if you can document circumcision-related damage of a physical, sexual or psychological nature that you became aware of later in childhood or as you matured sexually, or if your parents did not give their consent to your circumcision, or if they were not adequately informed by the physician or hospital [of the consequences of circumcision or of the benefits of non-circumcision] prior to giving their consent. See: How to Identify Circumcision Damage.

We encourage males to complete a Harm Documentation Form and submit it to NOHARMM. Findings from the first 313 forms were published in a report titled Awakenings. The full report and Synopsis are available from NOHARMM.

Assistance with finding an appropriate attorney can be obtained from:

J. Steven Svoboda, Esq.
Attorneys for the Rights of the Child
2961 Ashby Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94705
Tel 510.848.4437
Tim Hammond
NOHARMM
P.O. Box 460795
San Francisco, CA 94146
Tel 415.826.9351  Fax 415.642.3700
Marilyn Milos, R.N.
NOCIRC
P.O. Box 2512
San Anselmo, CA 94979
Tel 415.488.9883  Fax 415.488.9660

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