Ann--the only reason my sons are intact is that they were born at home. I had very savvy midwives who educated me on how painful circ. is. If I had had them in the hospital, chances are they would have been cut like 85% of their generation.
I can just see the doctors and nurses talking the very young, unsure, postpartum mother that I was into circ'ing. That's why I can't condemn anyone in the U.S. for having it done. There but for the grace of God goes me.
Unfortunately, after having my sons and leaving them intact, I forgot about this issue. I was a LLL leader in the 80's, and LLLI has very strict rules about not mixing causes at meetings. I devoted my time and energy to bf and helping mothers nurse their babies. Well, I'm retired now, and I started lurking on this board a year ago. I first posted in January, and now I'm on this board every day.
How did you become an intactivist IRL?