With regards to infant male circumcision we seek to :
- Prohibit solicitation and pressuring of parents to circumcise
- Prohibit use of dangerous medical devices
- Require doctor adherence to a mandatory analgesia policy
- Ensure proper tracking of circumcision complications in the NYS- SPARCS database
- Ensure hospitals provide a fully informed consent policy outlining all risks of circumcision
While achieving these goals, we can help parents make better choices, reduce Medicaid costs, protect children, and improve the health & well being of New York’s residents.
The Campaign is dedicated to vigorous and effective legislative advocacy that will deliver results for our cause. We will target states that offer the best strategic opportunity opportunity for change. We will deliver solid and smart messages to key decision makers in the public sector.
The Campaign will endeavor to influence New York State legislators, the Governor’s office, and other levels of government as deemed necessary to support our healthcare equality and harm reduction legislative agenda. We believe we can lobby for incremental change to state policy, regulations, and laws to hasten the decline of circumcision rates.
Bolton St. Johns, one of the largest lobbying firms in New York, represents the Campaign in Albany. Their task is to promote our agenda in the New York State legislature and educate key legislators on the issues.
Our messaging will, at all times, be consistent with our mission – that every child has the inalienable right to an intact body. We will advocate against both male and female genital mutilation (circumcision) and gender assignment surgery on intersex children.
We will also promote an intact body positive message so legislators understand and value the anatomical and psychological importance of an intact body. Together we can reduce the suffering of children and provide them with better health outcomes so they may start their lives with the fullest potential.