NORM-UK Type Health charity Registration No. Registered Charity No. 1072831 Founded 1994 Location Stone, Staffordshire Key people Dr John Warren (chairman) Area served United Kingdom Focus Foreskin restoration and avoidance of circumcision for children Employees 1 Website norm-uk.org
NORM-UK is a British-based charity concerned with foreskin health and matters related to circumcision. It provides information about conservative treatments for foreskin problems including phimosis, non-surgical foreskin restoration, and hosts and participates in conferences about genital health.
History and mission
NORM-UK was founded in 1994 by English physician Dr. John Warren. The original aim was to provide information about non-surgical male foreskin restoration. The organization quickly expanded its mission to provide information about all aspects of health related to the foreskin, penis, and human genitals.
NORM-UK is independent of any other organization and regulated by the Charity Commission for England and Wales. It is registered with charity number 1072831 and with the stated objective "To advance the education of the public in all matters relating to circumcision and other forms of surgical alteration of the genitals including alternative treatments and offering information and advice on such matters." 
NORM-UK publishes a quarterly journal, NORM NEWS: The Journal of NORM-UK. The charity also publish a number of pamphlets including Care of the Intact Infant Penis, Phimosis, Foreskin Tightness, and Alternatives to Circumcision. NORM-UK's Dr. Peter Ball also produced the video and DVD Restoration in Focus.
NORM-UK co-operates with many other non-profit organizations and is currently a member of the Alliance for Transforming the Lives of Children and the International Coalition for Genital Integrity. The charity's website is certified by Health On the Net Foundation (HON), a Swiss-based NGO.
Office and personnel
The organization's office is located in Stone, Staffordshire, United Kingdom. David Smith serves as general manager and is the charity's only paid employee. There are also a number of volunteers who work in the office and remotely. The board of trustees includes: Dr, John Warren MB, DCH, FRCP (Chairman); Dr. Peter Ball MB,B Chir (Vice Chairman); Margaret Green (Treasurer); and John Dalton Bsc, Msc (Lead Researcher and Archivist).
- ^ a b Warren, John. "How did NORM-UK come about?". NORM-UK. http://www.norm-uk.org/about_norm_uk.html. Retrieved 2008-02-05.
- ^ "Extract from the Central Register of Charities maintained by the Charity Commission for England and Wales". Charity Commission. http://www.charity-commission.gov.uk/registeredcharities/showcharity.asp?remchar=&chyno=1072831. Retrieved 2008-02-05.
- ^ Johnson, Richard (2005-10-29). "Sore point". The Guardian. http://www.guardian.co.uk/weekend/story/0,3605,1601712,00.html. Retrieved 2008-02-05.
- ^ "Film Star Wants the Foreskin to be with you". NORM-UK. 2007-06-11. http://www.norm-uk.org/news.html?action=showitem&item=1229. Retrieved 2008-02-05.
- ^ Mills, Simon (2007-11-04). "Cutting comments: the foreskin debate". The Times. http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/life_and_style/health/article2761868.ece. Retrieved 2008-02-05.
- ^ Jerome Burne (2004-09-28). "The cruellest cut of all". The Independent. http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-wellbeing/health-news/the-cruellest-cut-of-all-547855.html. Retrieved 2008-02-05.
- ^ "NORM-UK welcomes Professor Jack Cohen". NORM-UK. 2009-09-14. http://www.norm-uk.org/news.html?action=showitem&item=1277. Retrieved 2009-09-14.
- Milos, Marilyn Fayre; Denniston, George C.; Hodges, Frederick Mansfield (1999). Male and female circumcision: medical, legal, and ethical considerations in pediatric practice. New York: Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers. ISBN 0-306-46131-5.
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