Intact America Quoted in New York Times
In a recent article published in The New York Times, Roni Caryn Rabin reported on the Centers for Disease Control's recent news that the U.S. circumcision rate had fallen significantly between 2006 and 2009. "A little-noted presentation by a federal health researcher last month at the International AIDS Conference in Vienna suggested that the rate had fallen precipitously — to fewer than half of all boys born in conventional hospitals from 2006 to 2009, from about two-thirds through the 1980s and ’90s," her article said.
Georganne Chapin, Executive Director of Intact America, was also quoted in the article:
Organizations opposed to circumcision said parents may be responding to the message their groups have been spreading through their Web sites and a video distributed to childbirth educators.
“Word has gotten out that it’s not necessary, it’s harmful and it’s painful,” said Georganne Chapin, executive director of Intact America, a nonprofit organization based in Tarrytown, N.Y.
Greater awareness aboutmay have influenced parents as well, she said, asking, “How can you think it’s O.K. to cut little boys, when you are horrified by the idea of cutting little girls?”