Adrienne Carmack, MD


Adrienne Carmack, M.D. is a board-certified urologic surgeon, a practicing physician, and a natural birth and breastfeeding advocate. During her urologic training, she discovered that US medical studies on circumcision are profoundly flawed.

Driven to learn the truth, Adrienne reviewed international medical research first on circumcision and then on natural birth and breastfeeding. She realized that most American birth practices are founded, not on fact-based science, but on current cultural norms.

Adrienne believes that all parents have a right to know the medical facts around birth rights, which she defines as the rights of mothers and children to experience safe, natural births free of unnecessary interventions.

As a doctor, she supports medical intervention when it is appropriate and necessary. However, she has made it her life’s work to free parents and children from the unnecessary medicalization of normal life events.

Adrienne completed her urology residency at the University of Miami in 2007, surgery internship at Vanderbilt in 2003, and medical school at Texas A&M in 2002. She is on the Board of Medical Advisors of Intact America and is a member of Doctors Opposing Circumcision.

She is the mother of two girls and a boy, all of whom were born outside of a hospital and breastfed and none of whom were circumcised.

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Reclaiming My Birth Rights: A Mother's Wisdom Triumphs Over the Harmful Practices of Her Medical Profession
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 37,460. Language: English. Published: June 28, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Physicians & medical professionals, Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
Surgeon Adrienne Carmack, MD, shares the personal and professional experiences that led her to become an advocate for natural childbirth, breastfeeding, and genital autonomy.

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