Meet Your Whole Baby's Advisory Board! These professionals donate their time to help Your Whole Baby be as effective as possible. There are many members of the medical community who speak up about the harms of male genital cutting; here are some of their faces.
Dr. Jórunn Vidar Valgardsdottir
Dr. Valgardsdottir studied medicine at the University of Iceland and then moved to Sweden where she specialized in family medicine. In 2005, she moved back to Iceland and has worked in HSU Selfoss for twelve years. Dr. Valgardsdottir explains, "In my country circumcision is a non-issue and never performed. In 20 years of work as a family physician I have never had to send a boy/man to have his foreskin removed."
Dr. Kenneth Zatz
Dr. Zatz received his M.D. from Cornell University Medical College and finished his training in general pediatrics at the New York Hospital. He maintains a solo pediatric office in the lower Hudson Valley where he has practiced for almost 30 years. Dr. Zatz shares, "I hope that by educating parents about all aspects of routine circumcision, they will come to understand that allowing their sons to remain intact is the more compassionate and medically sound decision."
Amy Wright Glenn, Author & Doula
Amy Wright Glenn earned her MA in Religion and Education from Teachers College, Columbia University. She is a Kripalu Yoga teacher, Birthing Mama® Prenatal Yoga and Wellness Teacher Trainer, (CD)DONA birth doula, hospital chaplain, and founder of the Institute for the Study of Birth, Breath, and Death. Amy is a regular contributor to PhillyVoice and author of Birth, Breath, and Death: Meditations on Motherhood, Chaplaincy, and Life as a Doula.
Gloria Lemay, Midwifery Educator
Gloria Lemay is a midwifery educator who lives in British Columbia, Canada. She was the 2002 Recipient of the Women’s Voice Award, the 2004 Recipient of Waterbirth International’s “Mothers and Midwives” Award, and a Contributing Editor for Midwifery Today Magazine. Gloria is an Advisory Board Member for the International Cesarean Awareness Network (ICAN) and Intact America.
Marilyn Fayre Milos, RN
Marilyn co-founded the National Organization of Circumcision Information Resource Centers (NOCIRC) in 1985. In 1989, she co-founded the International Symposia on Circumcision, now called the International Symposia on Genital Autonomy and Children's Rights, and since then she has organized fourteen international symposia. She co-edited the proceedings of the first symposium for publication in The Truth Seeker magazine, and she has also co-edited eight books published by Springer. She has published numerous educational pamphlets on subjects surrounding genital autonomy. In January 2016, NOCIRC was renamed Genital Autonomy – America, and the organization continues working to protect the bodily integrity and genital autonomy rights of all infants and children – male, female, and intersex.
Chrisann Palmer, RN
Chrisann graduated from William Paterson University with her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree in 2008. She has cared for patients at various stages of life and currently works in Labor and Delivery. She aspires to become a certified nurse midwife who will educate others on the value of trusting their natural bodies. Chrisann believes in bodily integrity and autonomy for both birthing parents and their children.
Are you a medical professional, scholar, or legal expert who speaks out against male genital cutting? Contact us to learn more about being on our Advisory Board.