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Done.   Please also view this important "Intactivism" post:   http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1332729/please-lodge-this-anti-circumcision-response-with-the-u-s-office-for-human-research-protections
I've noticed that there have only been 6 downloads from my 4shared account. Is there a reason people are reluctant to lodge this submission? Is there something I could do to increase the uptake? As Harvard University noted (in their request for an extension), these are "the most sweeping reforms proposed to human research protections in two decades", so once this opportunity is gone, it could be gone for a long time.
It would be greatly appreciated if those with Facebook, Twitter, Myspace or accounts with any other social networking sites, could circulate the link to this page amongst their contacts, accompanied by whatever text you feel will get the highest uptake: http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1332729/please-lodge-this-anti-circumcision-response-with-the-u-s-office-of-human-research-protections This is also a good way of promoting MDC
In case anyone has trouble with the above 4shared link, the full text of the response is below, which you can copy and paste into the word processor or text editor of your choice, and save to your harddisk to upload to regulations.gov: Response to "Human Subjects Research Protections: Enhancing Protections for Research Subjects and Reducing Burden, Delay, and Ambiguity for Investigators" [regulations.gov Docket ID: HHS-OPHS-2011-0005] Thank you for the...
This is a response to the document "Human Subjects Research Protections: Enhancing Protections for Research Subjects and Reducing Burden, Delay, and Ambiguity for Investigators" [regulations.gov Docket ID: HHS-OPHS-2011-0005] ( http://www.regulations.gov/#!documentDetail;D=HHS-OPHS-2011-0005-0001 ). The deadline for submissions is 26 October 2011. This submission can be made by anybody from any country around the world. Instructions: Download and save the...
The CDC is presently accepting public comment on the "PHS Guideline for Reducing Transmission of HIV, HBV, and HCV Through Solid Organ Transplant" [CDC-2011-0011] (Deadline 21 November 2011). Link: http://www.regulations.gov/#!documentDetail;D=CDC-2011-0011-0001 In another thread, it was discussed that bleeding is one of the more common complications of circumcision, especially in boys who have previously undiagnosed hemophilia (...
I'm not sure, but maybe someone can find an anti-circumcision opportunity here. From an Office on Womens Health mailing list email:              
Some of our more academically-inclined readers in the United States might like to prepare anti-circumcision abstracts, and possibly make a presentation at this summit:   http://www.aptrweb.org/2012summit.html   Excerpt:       Specific areas that may pose openings for anti-circumcision arguments could include:   The dangers to newly circumcised boys from healthcare-associated infections, hepatitis (which is not being adequately screened for in all donor blood sources) and...
I have commenced a post for developing an anti-circumcision response to HHS-OPHS-2011-0005, here:   http://www.foreskin-restoration.net/forum/showthread.php?t=9173   I'd like to keep the developing document in one place (over at FR.net), but constructive feedback and suggestions are welcome and can be left on this thread here at MDC.  
One idea might be for U.S. circumcision-opponents to use this conference as a milestone and treat other opportunities to present arguments against circumcision-as-a-HIV/AIDS-preventative to policymakers and regulatory agencies, as preparation and groundwork leading up to this event. A two-pronged approach of being prepared to table fact-based and carefully researched objections at the actual conference (in addition to any protest activities planned), and informing...
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