What is an intact baby?

An intact baby is a baby boy with an intact prepuce. circumcisionThis double layer of skin is also commonly known as the foreskin. The foreskin is a natural, healthy, important double fold of skin that normally covers and protects the glans of the penis.

Circumcision is a procedure that typically uses a medical device to crush, then cut away the sensitive foreskin from a baby boy. Circumcision is a risky, harmful, and painful surgery that removes a healthy and natural foreskin.

The foreskin is an evolutionary design and an important component of the male genitalia. HNB advocates for leaving babies bodies intact. We provide expecting parents with important and timely information on the reasons why baby boys should be left intact.

We believe expecting parents have a responsibility to closely research this issue before their delivery date so they can make an informed decision. We hope that parents will make keeping their son intact to be part of their birth plan.