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Update Pediatricians - Intact Don’t Retract!
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Update Pediatricians - Intact Don’t Retract!

    1. Jennifer McLellan
    2. Petition by

      Jennifer McLellan

      Arvada, CO

When it comes to the care of an intact penis The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) clearly states, "Until the foreskin fully separates, do not try to pull it back. Forcing the foreskin to retract before it is ready can cause severe pain, bleeding, and tears in the skin." Sadly many pediatricians are misinforming parents and telling them to gently retract when cleaning. This is outdated information and could cause damage! Pediatricians must be updated - intact don’t retract!

Talk to your pediatrician today and educate them for the sake of intact boys everywhere!  For more information checkout The Whole Network at www.thewholenetwork.org.

Recent signatures


    1. Reached 1,000 signatures
    2. Intact Don't Retract Victory!

      Jennifer McLellan
      Petition Organizer

      Today I received a call from the Chief of Pediatrics for my HMO in Colorado! She not only agreed that my pediatrician was providing me with misinformation but she has promised to make sure all 75 of the pediatricians she oversees are up-to-date on the care of the intact penis. While I’m feeling victorious I know my fight isn’t over because this updating needs to take place on a national level. Keep sharing this petition and thank you so much for your support!

    3. Reached 750 signatures


    Reasons for signing

      • 10 months ago

      My foreskin was cut off, possibly because of forced retraction, it ruined my sex-life eventually.

    • Jillian Hatoff PETOSKEY, MI
      • 12 months ago

      every time we go to the doctor they do this and im never fast enough to stop them. i feel like im failing my son for not doing something, so now im standing up. NO MORE! they need to know how to take care of whole boys!

    • Nicole Brooks KAPOLEI, HI
      • 12 months ago

      I have an intact son and have been told to retrwct his foreskin by his doctor.

    • Lorna Hedrick N. CHARLESTON, SC
      • 12 months ago

      There's no reason to retract the foreskin of an intact boy. When it retracts on its own should be the only time it is retracted at all!

    • Shay Bozarth AUSTIN, TX
      • 12 months ago

      I want to thank you.... I hav my first son n was not sure how to care for his "intact" n have been told many different ways... this has been very informative... thank you again ♡ #firstson


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