Latest Publications

6/25/2013
We are pleased to announce that an article by ARC's Legal Advisor, Peter W. Adler, "Is Circumcision Legal?", has been...
6/25/2013
In his article published by the Journal of Law and Public Interest, Peter Adler shows that in the 21st century, the material facts about...
6/24/2013
Global Discourse has published on June 20, 2013 my attached article on genital autonomy, that is, on the importance of protecting all...
6/22/2013
Springer has published the proceedings of the 2010 Berkeley symposium. This is the eighth and last such book. It is titled Genital Cutting...
5/24/2013
Law, ethics and medicine J Med Ethics doi:10.1136/medethics-2012-101229
8/8/2012
Anthony Levin, the Director of ARC-UK, has published an excellent article in Punch, an Australian magazine now published online....
11/28/2011
Since 1965, tens of millions of boys have been circumcised under the Medicaid program, most at birth, at a cost to the United States...
6/15/2011
By Jonah Lowenfeld June 15, 2011 link On Tuesday, Congressman Brad Sherman announced he is preparing to introduce a bill in congress to...
6/1/2011
Attorneys for the Rights of the Child Attorneys for the Rights of the Child (ARC) is an organization dedicated to safeguarding the bodily...
1/1/2011
Tax Dollar Funding of Medically Unnecessary Circumcisions Through Medicaid, with John W. Travis, M.D., M.P.H., George Denniston, M.D., M.P....
7/31/2010
“Tortured Doctrines, Tortured Bodies: How Legal Fictions Help Justify and Perpetuate Male Circumcision and Other Inhumane Practices...
4/26/2010
Thymos: Journal of Boyhood Studies (pdf)
4/1/2010
“Genital Integrity and Gender Equity” ( [pdf]), an article by Steven Svoboda based on his July 13, 2007 presentation to the...
1/22/2010
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...
1/1/2009
J. Steven Svoboda A Treatise from the Trenches: Why Are Circumcision Lawsuits So Hard to Win? from Circumcision and Human Rights by...
1/1/2009
J. Steven Svoboda and Robert Darby “A Rose By Any Other Name? Symmetry and Asymmetry in Male and Female Genital Cutting” A...
1/1/2009
I am pleased to announce the recent publication of a potentially ground-breaking new book on genital cutting. Rodopi Press, an academic...
1/1/2009
Jerry K. Brayton “My Circumcision Story As Told to J. Steven Svoboda” from Fearful Symmetries: Essays and Testimonies Around...
12/1/2008
Van Howe, Robert S. and Svoboda, J. Steven, “Neonatal Pain Relief and the Helsinki Declaration,” The Journal of Law, Medicine...
12/1/2008
Robert S. Van Howe, M.D. and J. Steven Svoboda “Neonatal Pain Relief and the Helsinki Declaration” An article addressing...
6/1/2008
“Head2Head: Making the Cut - Infant Circumcision - Do parents have the right to intervene, or should they let their boys decide for...
5/21/2008
Robert S. Van Howe, M.D. and J. Steven Svoboda “Neonatal circumcision is neither medically necessary nor ethically permissible: A...
5/1/2008
Letter of commentary on “The First Cut” by Krista Bremer, Sun Magazine, May 2008.
4/1/2008
The Spring 2008 issue of the Journal of Prenatal & Perinatal Psychology & Health has published my review of Patricia Robinett...
1/1/2008
“Neonatal Pain Relief and the Helsinki Declaration,” with Robert S. Van Howe, M.D., Yale Journal of Health Policy, Law, and...
1/1/2008
Does Feminism Discriminate Against Men?: A Debate, with Warren Farrell, Ph.D., and James Sterba, Ph.D. Oxford University Press, 2008.
9/10/2007
I am pleased to announce that Oxford University Press has published Does Feminism Discriminate Against Men?: A Debate (by Warren Farrell [...
9/1/2007
“A Rose by any other Name: Rethinking the Similarities and Differences between Male and Female Genital Cutting,” with Robert...
9/1/2007
I am pleased to announce that an article written by Robert Darby, Ph.D. and myself has been published in September, 2007, by Medical...
10/1/2006
Genital Autonomy: Protecting Personal Choice is a book containing the proceedings from the 2006 NOCIRC Symposium held at the University of...
7/1/2006
“Gender, Law and Society,” bimonthly column, GRIP (formerly Everyman), November/December 1998 issue through final Summer 2006...
1/1/2006
“Genital Integrity and Gender Equity,” by J. Steven Svoboda, in G.C. Denniston, P. Grassivaro Gallo, F.M. Hodges, M.F. Milos,...
1/1/2006
“Genital Integrity and Gender Equity,” in G.C. Denniston, P. Grassivaro Gallo, F.M. Hodges, M.F. Milos, and F. Viviani, eds.,...
1/1/2006
“Male Circumcision as Medical Violence and a Human Rights Violation,” with Robert S. Van Howe, M.D., Harvard Journal of Health...
11/1/2005
“HIV and Circumcision: Cutting through the Hyperbole,” with Robert S. Van Howe, M.D., and Frederick Hodges, Journal of the...
7/1/2005
"Of Waste and Want: A Nationwide Survey of Medicaid Funding for Medically Unnecessary, Non-Therapeutic Circumcisions," with Amber...
2/9/2005
Robert S Van Howe, MD, MS, FAAP Marquette, Michigan 49855, USA Tel: +1 906 228 7454 rsvanhowe@mgh.org
2/1/2005
Christopher P. Price (c. 1946-2005) Longtime activist for genital integrity (and Attorneys for the Rights of the Child Board Member and...
1/1/2005
“Genital Integrity and Gender Equity,” in G.C. Denniston, M.F. Milos, and F. Hodges, eds., New Directions in Promoting Genital...
1/1/2004
“Educating the United Nations About Male Circumcision,” in G.C. Denniston, M.F. Milos, and F. Hodges, eds., Flesh and Blood:...
10/1/2003
“Circumcision-A Victorian Relic Lacking Ethical, Medical, or Legal Justification,” American Journal of Bioethics, Spring 2003,...
10/1/2003
“Circumcision a Human Rights, not Religious Issue,” Harvard Law Bulletin, Summer 2003, p. 55 responding to “Religious...
7/31/2003
From: J. Steven Svoboda Date: 31 Jul 2003 Time: 14:16:44 Comments National Organization of Circumcision Information Resource Centers (...
7/10/2003
From: J. Steven Svoboda Date: 11 Jul 2003 Time: 18:15:51 Comments For Immediate Release: 7/10/2003   Fayette County, GA -William...
5/1/2003
Response to USAID From: J. Steven Svoboda Date: 01 May 2003 Time: 22:53:41 Comments Following is the text of ARC's recent press...
4/29/2003
NOCIRC-ARC Press Release Re Stowell Case From: J. Steven Svoboda Date: 29 Apr 2003 Time: 17:28:29 Comments National Organization of...
10/1/2002
Douglas A. Canning “Informed Consent For Neonatal Circumcision: An Ethical And Legal Conundrum” The Journal of Urology, the...
9/1/2002
ARC's work was featured in a profile in the Fall 2002 issue of the Harvard Law Bulletin. The article was entitled, "The Unkindest...
8/1/2002
Flatt v. Kantak From: J. Steven Svoboda Date: 01 Aug 2002 Time: 20:05:30 Comments Here is the text of the press release we issued,...
7/29/2002
PRNet graciously distributed ARC's press release on July 29, 2002 entitled "Circumcision Case to Proceed to Trial." This...
6/1/2002
Gregory J. Boyle Bond University, Australia Ronald Goldman Circumcision Resource Center, Boston, USA
5/1/2002
Gregory J. Boyle, Ronald Goldman, J. Steven Svoboda and Ephrem Fernandez “Male Circumcision: Pain, Trauma and Psychosexual Sequaelae...
4/1/2002
J. Steven Svoboda “Circumcision: A Violent Ritual in Search of a Rationale” The Men's Center, themenscenter.com/mensight/...
2/1/2002
Frederick M. Hodges, J Steven Svoboda and Robert S Van Howe “Prophylactic interventions on children: balancing human rights with...
1/1/2002
PRNet (then called FaxNet) again gave a helping hand with ARC's press release on June 10, 2001 entitled "Boy Wins $1.4 Million for...
8/15/2001
The intactivist movement was represented for the first time this year at the three-week-long 52nd annual meeting of the United Nations...
8/15/2001
PRNet (then called FaxNet) graciously distributed ARC's press release on August 15, 2001 entitled "United Nations Criticized for...
8/6/2001
Attorneys for the Rights of the Child 2961 Ashby Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94705 Fax/phone 510-595-5550 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 6, 2001...
8/1/2001
Lawrence S. DritsasVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State UniversityThere has been considerable controversy surround-ing the routine...
6/10/2001
Attorneys for the Rights of the Child 2961 Ashby Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94705 Phone 510-595-5550
4/29/2001
April 29, 2001 Attorneys for the Rights of the Child 2961 Ashby Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94705 Phone 510-595-5550 CONTACT: J. Steven Svoboda...
1/1/2001
J. Steven Svoboda “The Limits of the Law: Comparative Analysis of Legal and Extralegal Methods to Control Child Body Mutilation...
12/20/2000
Attorneys for the Rights of the Child 2961 Ashby Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94705 Phone 510-595-5550
12/9/2000
The recent Sixth International Symposium on Genital Integrity, held from December 7-9 at the University of Sydney in Sydney, Australia,...
9/1/2000
J. Steven Svoboda, Robert S. Van Howe and James G. Dwyer “Informed Consent for Neonatal Circumcision: An Ethical and Legal Conundrum...
2/1/2000
J. Steven Svoboda, Gregory J. Boyle and Christopher P. Price"Circumcision of Boys: A Serious Male Health Problem"Journal of Law &...
2/1/2000
Gregory J. Boyle, J. Steven Svoboda ARC Board Member Christopher Price and J. Neville Turner. "Circumcision of Healthy Boys: Criminal...
12/26/1999
A Perth man who has received $360,000 in damages from a West Australian doctor who performed his botched circumcision operation has spoken...
3/1/1999
Attorneys for the Rights of the Child 2961 Ashby Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94705 510-848-4437 CONTACT: J. Steven Svoboda 510-848-4437  
1/1/1999
R.S. VAN HOWE, J.S. SVOB ODA*, J. G. DWY ER† and C .P . P RIC E Medical College of Wisconsin, Department of Paediatrics, Marshfield...
1/1/1999
Robert S Van Howe, J. Steven Svoboda, J. G. Dwyer And C.P. Price “Involuntary circumcision: the legal issues” British Journal...
1/1/1998
By J. Steven Svoboda The fact that infant circumcision still happens today is astounding. (This article is principally concerned with non-...