Quick links to products available in the Campaign for Genital Integrity . . .
| INFORMATIVE VIDEOS:
Facing Circumcision Eight Physicians Tell Their Stories
Restoration in Focus Instructional Video for Foreskin Restoration
They Cut Babies, Don't They? One Man's Struggle Against Circumcision
Whose Body, Whose Rights? Award-winning documentary seen on PBS!
Rethinking a Medical
and Cultural Tradition
by Billy Ray Boyd
Nurses of St. Vincent:
NURSES AS CONSCIENTIOUS OBJECTORS
SANTA FE, New Mexico. In the fall of 1992, a group of maternity nurses at St. Vincent Hospital sent a letter to hospital administrators explaining that they could no longer assist with infant circumcisions. They stated:
"ETHICALLY, WE FIND OURSELVES UNABLE TO ASSIST WITH THE PROCEDURE."
The nurses cited the following reasons for their refusal to assist:
"We struggled with the ethical dilemma of botched circumcisions and unconcerned physicians at our hospital. The more we educated ourselves, the more we came to the conclusion that every circumcision is a botch job, since it is an assault on a child's sexuality and a violation of a child's right to an intact body. We now focus our efforts on educating parents. How sweet it is to live our ethics. We encourage other nurses to join us."