Students for Genital Integrity was formed to unite those who speak out against forced genital cutting which includes male genital mutilation (MGM), as well as female genital mutilation (FGM) and intersex genital mutilation (IGM, A.K.A "sex reassignment" surgery on intersex children). Until now, these three advocate concerns have worked apart, and often, didn't want to be associated with each other. This is unfortunate because each concern is dealing with one side of the same issue, namely: the forced cutting of a child's genitals to conform to a particular society's concept of aesthetics and normality.
In September of 2002, San Francisco State University became the first college campus to launch a student organization specifically focused on ending all forms of forced genital mutilations. Since its inception, other students around the United States have launched additional SGI groups that unite these three advocate voices, anti-FGM, anti-MGM, and anti-IGM, into one very progressive human rights organization. In the future SGI hopes to have representatives worldwide.
Check out the SGI "yahoo!" group here. Group membership is moderated and is for students only. If you would like to join this group, please contact the list owner, specify what school you are affiliated with, as well as why you are interested in joining.
SGI Policy Statement
In no aspect of SGI programs shall there be any difference in the treatment of persons because of race, national origin, color, creed, religion, sex, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or associational preference, or any other classification which would deprive the person of consideration as an individual. SGI guarantees that equal opportunity and equal access to membership, programming, facilities, and benefits shall be open to all persons. SGI welcomes all people to participate, who will stand firm against racism, anti-Semitism, sexism, ageism, and heterosexism.
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or should replace, medical advice. However, many health care providers
know little about foreskin function and "ambiguous" genital care due to pandemic
North American ignorance and false information regarding "male" and intersex child
genital anatomy and its development. For a list of knowledgeable health care
providers in your area write to info@StudentsForGenitalIntegrity.org
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