Stop performing neonatal circumcision.
  • Petitioned Silverthorne Clinic

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Silverthorne Clinic

Stop performing neonatal circumcision.

    1. Lynn Mason
    2. Petition by

      Lynn Mason

      Mt. Pleasant, SC

THIS PETITION HAS MET ITS GOAL OF 500 SIGNATURES! THANK YOU TO ALL WHO HAVE SIGNED AND CONTINUE TO SIGN. SILVERTHORNE CLINIC WAS CONTACTED BY EMAIL ON MAY 27, 2012. WE ARE CURRENTLY WAITING FOR THEIR RESPONSE.

Circumcision of healthy male infants is not recommended by any medical association in the world, including the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Medical Association. In order to protect children from medically unncessary surgery, medical professionals and medical centers must stop offering to perform such surgery.

High Country Healthcare's Silverthorne Clinic (265 Tanglewood Lane, Suite E-1, Silverthorne, CO 80498) currently performs neonatal circumcision at parental request. This petition is to ask Silverthorne Clinic to stop performing circumcision.

Medical associations which do not recommend circumcision of healthy male children include the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Medical Association, the American Cancer Society, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, the Canadian Paediatric Society, the College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia, the Royal Australian College of Physicians, the Australian College of Paediatrics, the Australasian Association of Paediatric Surgeons, the Royal Australasian College of Physicians, the British Medical Association, the Royal Dutch Medical Association, the Swedish Paediatric Society, and the Finnish Medical Association.

This petition has received support from:

Men's Activism News - news.mensactivism.org

Matthew Hess - www.mgmbill.org

John Geisheker, J.D., LL.M. - www.doctorsopposingcircumcision.com

David J. Llewellyn, Attorney At Law - www.thecircumcisionlawyer.com

Dr. Paul Tinari, Ph.D., P.Eng., M.Ed. - Physicist and founder of the Pacific Institute for Advanced Study.

Circumcision Information Resource Center of Colorado - www.coloradonocirc.org

International Coalition for Genital Integrity - www.icgi.org

National Organization of Circumcision Information Resource Centers - www.nocirc.org

Dr. Momma - www.drmomma.org

Saving Our Sons - www.savingsons.org

Intact Colorado - www.facebook.com/IntactCO

C.H.I.L.L.- Coloradans Having Intact Lads & Lassies - www.facebook.com/CHILLUSA

This petition has received support from people residing in Argentina, Australia, Canada, Finland, France, Indonesia, New Zealand, Spain, Sweden, the United Kingdom, and the United States of America.

Recent signatures

    News

    1. Silverthorne Clinic has not yet responded.

      Lynn Mason
      Petition Organizer

      Despite the efforts of multiple people in contacting Silverthorne Clinic by phone, email, and mail, the clinic has not yet responded and is continuing to offer nontherapeutic circumcision of children at parental request.

    2. Reached 600 signatures
    3. This petition has received support from Dr. Paul Tinari!

      Lynn Mason
      Petition Organizer

      Dr. Paul Tinari of the Pacific Institute for Advanced Study has signed this petition. Dr. Tinari was circumcised as a child in Canada. As an adult, he sued for wrongful circumcision in the Canadian court system and won.

    4. Reached 250 signatures
    5. This petition has received support from the ICGA!

      Lynn Mason
      Petition Organizer

      The International Coalition for Genital Integrity (ICGA) has given their support to this petition!

    6. This petition has received support from NOCIRC: Colorado!

      Lynn Mason
      Petition Organizer

      Circumcision Information Resource Center of Colorado, the Colorado chapter of National Organization of Circumcision Information Resource Centers (NOCIRC), has given their support to this petition!

    7. This petition has received support from Matthew Hess!

      Lynn Mason
      Petition Organizer

      Matthew Hess, creator of the Male Genital Mutilation Bill, signed this petition! Matthew Hess's MGM bill, if passed, would protect all American children- female, male, and intersex- from nontherapeutic genital modification and mutilation.

    8. This petition has received support from Men's Activism News!

      Lynn Mason
      Petition Organizer

      Thank you, Matt Campbell at MensActivism.org!

    9. Reached 100 signatures

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • kim hamer ALTOONA, PA
      • about 2 years ago

      I do not believe in any way that these poor little babies need to suffer needlessly. The foreskin is there for a reason...leave be what the Lord has made. These little babies suffer horribly and it must be stopped. Parents must be informed that this is not a necessary procedure unless it it life threatening. IF YOU LOVE YOUR NEWBORN BABY BOY, WHY WOULD YOU WANT HIM TO SUFFER IN EXCRUCIATING PAIN...NO PAIN KILLERS ARE USED...THE DOCTORS LIE TO YOU AND SAY THEY DO NOT FEEL PAIN OR THEY DO NOT REMEMBER IT...HAVING SURGERY WITHOUT A PAIN BLOCKER IS LIKE HAVING YOUR TOOTH PULLED WITHOUT A PAIN BLOCKER...WOULD YOU GO THRU IT? BABIES FEEL PAIN JUST AS ADULTS DO...LOVE YOUR BABY BOY JUST THE WAY HE IS...HE S A GIFT FROM GOD AND YOU ARE MUTILATING HIM...THIS NEEDS TO STOP NOW!!!!!

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    • George Pilavidis ATHENS, GREECE
      • about 2 years ago

      You wouldn't beat a child, right? You wouldn't rape it?

      These are acts against it's will, and should stop.

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    • George Denniston NORDLAND, WA
      • over 2 years ago

      I know several doctors who have stopped. They finally feel "ethically congruent">

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    • Lamargo Petersen VANCOUVER, CANADA
      • over 2 years ago

      Does not stop infections,mental injury, loss of nerve endings, leave until adulthood. If the adult attached to the penis decides, fine, his decision!

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    • tim bourner LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM
      • over 2 years ago

      This is not a benign procedure - it's now know to reduce sensitivity and sexual feeling

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