Latest Publications

9 January 2019
After years of work by a startup operating under the name of Foregen, a team of authors headed by Valeria Purpura has published the...
8 January 2019
Following the sad and unexpected passing of Australian human rights attorney Paul Mason, Steven Svoboda took over from Paul to lead...
2 July 2018
A team headed by Brian Earp is publishing a forthcoming paper in Clinical Pediatrics that does probably the most careful, reputable study...
19 February 2018
rev. 03/06/18 Compiled by Tim Hammond - Outreach Coordinator, Attorneys for the Rights of the Child This primer viewable and PDF...
16 March 2015
On February 12, 2015, the American Journal of Bioethics published the attached pro-circumcision target article "Ritual Infant Male...
25 June 2013
We are pleased to announce that an article by ARC's Legal Advisor, Peter W. Adler, "Is Circumcision Legal?", has been...
24 June 2013
Global Discourse has published on June 20, 2013 my attached article on genital autonomy, that is, on the importance of protecting all...
22 June 2013
Springer has published the proceedings of the 2010 Berkeley symposium. This is the eighth and last such book. It is titled Genital Cutting...
24 May 2013
Law, ethics and medicine J Med Ethics doi:10.1136/medethics-2012-101229
8 August 2012
Anthony Levin, the Director of ARC-UK, has published an excellent article in Punch, an Australian magazine now published online....
28 November 2011
Since 1965, tens of millions of boys have been circumcised under the Medicaid program, most at birth, at a cost to the United States...
15 June 2011
By Jonah Lowenfeld June 15, 2011 link On Tuesday, Congressman Brad Sherman announced he is preparing to introduce a bill in congress to...
1 June 2011
Attorneys for the Rights of the Child Attorneys for the Rights of the Child (ARC) is an organization dedicated to safeguarding the bodily...
1 January 2011
Tax Dollar Funding of Medically Unnecessary Circumcisions Through Medicaid, with John W. Travis, M.D., M.P.H., George Denniston, M.D., M.P....
31 July 2010
“Tortured Doctrines, Tortured Bodies: How Legal Fictions Help Justify and Perpetuate Male Circumcision and Other Inhumane Practices...
26 April 2010
“Genital Integrity and Gender Equity”, an article by Steven Svoboda based on his July 13, 2007 presentation to the...
22 January 2010
Jan 22, 2011 George Hill wrote the below summary of Van Lewis' recent memorial service. I was honored to have been asked by Van's...
1 January 2009
J. Steven Svoboda A Treatise from the Trenches: Why Are Circumcision Lawsuits So Hard to Win? from Circumcision and Human Rights by...
1 January 2009
J. Steven Svoboda and Robert Darby “A Rose By Any Other Name? Symmetry and Asymmetry in Male and Female Genital Cutting”
1 January 2009
I am pleased to announce the recent publication of a potentially ground-breaking new book on genital cutting. Rodopi Press, an academic...
1 December 2008
Robert S. Van Howe, M.D. and J. Steven Svoboda “Neonatal Pain Relief and the Helsinki Declaration” An article addressing...
1 June 2008
“Head2Head: Making the Cut - Infant Circumcision - Do parents have the right to intervene, or should they let their boys decide for...
21 May 2008
Robert S. Van Howe, M.D. and J. Steven Svoboda “Neonatal circumcision is neither medically necessary nor ethically permissible: A...
10 September 2007
I am pleased to announce that Oxford University Press has published Does Feminism Discriminate Against Men?: A Debate (by Warren Farrell [...
1 September 2007
I am pleased to announce that an article written by Robert Darby, Ph.D. and myself has been published in September, 2007, by Medical...
1 October 2006
Genital Autonomy: Protecting Personal Choice is a book containing the proceedings from the 2006 NOCIRC Symposium held at the University of...
1 July 2005
"Of Waste and Want: A Nationwide Survey of Medicaid Funding for Medically Unnecessary, Non-Therapeutic Circumcision," with Amber...
9 February 2005
Robert S Van Howe, MD, MS, FAAP Marquette, Michigan 49855, USA Tel: +1 906 228 7454 rsvanhowe@mgh.org
1 February 2005
Christopher P. Price (c. 1946-2005) Longtime activist for genital integrity (and Attorneys for the Rights of the Child Board Member and...
1 January 2005
“Genital Integrity and Gender Equity,” in G.C. Denniston, M.F. Milos, and F. Hodges, eds., New Directions in Promoting Genital...
3 June 2004
The Association for Genital Integrity advises that on June 3, 2004, the College of Physicians & Surgeons of British Columbia, B.C...
1 January 2004
“Educating the United Nations About Male Circumcision,” in G.C. Denniston, M.F. Milos, and F. Hodges, eds., Flesh and Blood:...
1 October 2003
“Circumcision-A Victorian Relic Lacking Ethical, Medical, or Legal Justification,” American Journal of Bioethics, Spring 2003,...
1 October 2003
“Circumcision a Human Rights, not Religious Issue,” Harvard Law Bulletin, Summer 2003, p. 55 responding to “Religious...
1 October 2002
J. Steven Svoboda, Robert S. Van Howe and James G. Dwyer “Informed Consent for Neonatal Circumcision: An Ethical and Legal Conundrum...
1 September 2002
ARC's work was featured in a profile in the Fall 2002 issue of the Harvard Law Bulletin. The article was entitled, "The Unkindest...
1 June 2002
Gregory J. Boyle, Ronald Goldman, J. Steven Svoboda and Ephrem Fernandez “Male Circumcision: Pain, Trauma and Psychosexual Sequelae...
1 April 2002
The Men's Center, published April 2002. Birthing, Winter 2001, pp. 36-37. Birthlove, published July 2001. Satya, March 2001; Online...
1 February 2002
Frederick M. Hodges, J Steven Svoboda and Robert S Van Howe “Prophylactic interventions on children: balancing human rights with...
15 August 2001
The intactivist movement was represented for the first time this year at the three-week-long 52nd annual meeting of the United Nations...
1 August 2001
Lawrence S. DritsasVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State UniversityThere has been considerable controversy surround-ing the routine...
1 January 2001
J. Steven Svoboda “The Limits of the Law: Comparative Analysis of Legal and Extralegal Methods to Control Child Body Mutilation...
9 December 2000
The recent Sixth International Symposium on Genital Integrity, held from December 7-9 at the University of Sydney in Sydney, Australia,...
1 February 2000
J. Steven Svoboda, Gregory J. Boyle and Christopher P. Price"Circumcision of Boys: A Serious Male Health Problem"Journal of Law &...
1 February 2000
Gregory J. Boyle, J. Steven Svoboda ARC Board Member Christopher Price and J. Neville Turner. "Circumcision of Healthy Boys: Criminal...
1 January 1999
Robert S Van Howe, J. Steven Svoboda, J. G. Dwyer And C.P. Price “Involuntary circumcision: the legal issues” British Journal...