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Petitioning Pediatricians

Update Pediatricians - Intact Don’t Retract!

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 This is outdated information and could cause damage!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.

Letter to
Pediatricians
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."

Please educate parents of intact boys to clean it like a finger by wiping it down and only cleaning what can be seen. Once it retracts on its own or is retracted by the child then the care instructions by the AAP should be followed.

For more information checkout The Whole Network at www.thewholenetwork.org.
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Sincerely,