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Georganne Chapin, This Penis Business: A Memoir

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Thu, 06/13/2024 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
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Village Books
1200 11th Street
Bellingham, WA 98225

Join Georganne Chapin in the Readings Gallery as she shares her memoir.


Georganne Chapin's memoir exposes the business of medical circumcision, a common but harmful and unnecessary surgery inflicted by U.S. doctors on nearly 1.5 million baby boys every year. The surgery results in lifelong adverse consequences. Chapin reveals circumcision's roots in superstition, bad science and profit-driven medical practices, urging awareness and action.

Georganne Chapin, healthcare expert, attorney, and social justice advocate, is the founding executive director of Intact America. She holds degrees from Barnard College, Columbia University, and Pace University School of Law, and—through the nonprofit Intact America—leads works to protect boys (just as girls are protected) from unnecessary genital surgery, advocating for their right to bodily autonomy and informed consent. Georganne resides in New York's Hudson Valley, and has longtime ties to Bellingham, as her son graduated from Fairhaven College and her sister Julia Bozzo founded and operates Northwest Therapeutic Riding Center on Kelly Road.

This Penis Business: A Memoir By Georganne Chapin, Echo Montgomery Garrett Cover Image
ISBN: 9781950495450
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Published: Lucid House Publishing LLC - February 20th, 2024

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