Georganne Chapin

In a life dedicated to promoting human rights and health care quality and equity, Georganne Chapin has become a widely recognized advocate for ending routine circumcision of baby boys in America. In 2008, she co-founded and became executive director of Intact America®, the largest national organization working to end child genital cutting in the United States and to ensure healthy sexual futures for all people. Prior to that, she founded and currently heads the Hudson Center for Health Equity and Quality and is the former president and CEO of Hudson Health Plan, a large nonprofit Medicaid managed care organization in the Hudson Valley. 

In addition to her executive positions, Georganne taught health law and bioethics at Pace University School of Law, and bioethics to doctoral-level nursing students at Dominican College. Her opinion pieces have appeared in the New York Daily News, HuffPost, The New York Post, and Minneapolis Star Tribune, and she has been interviewed by The New York Times, the Economist, the Guardian MSNBC, NBC10 (Philadelphia), WPSU radio,, SheKnows, First Time Parent, Mel Magazine, and South China Morning Post. Fluent in Spanish, Georganne also has been interviewed by Telemundo, Univision, and La Voz con Mariel Fiori. 

Numerous podcasters have featured Georganne on their shows, which include Armchair Expert’s Flightless Bird, The Holistic OBGYN, Chicana Chisme, Sex Out Loud, Depths of Motherhood, The Baby Pro Podcast, Curiosity with Jon and Mike, and Informed Consent, among others.  

Georganne earned a BA in Anthropology from Barnard College and an MPhil in Sociomedical Sciences from Columbia University. While chief executive of Hudson Health Plan, she earned a JD from Pace University School of Law, with certificates in Health Law and International Law. Her eagerly awaited memoir, “This Penis Business,” will be published in February 2024 by Lucid House Publishing.A life-long art collector, Georganne lives near Woodstock in New York’s Hudson Valley. She invites the public to learn more about leaving baby boys intact at

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OPINION: What’s the Biggest Risk for Uncircumcised Boys?

OPINION: What’s the Biggest Risk for Uncircumcised Boys?

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