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.
Lynn Mason started this petition with a single signature, and now has 623 supporters. Start a petition today to change something you care about.