Latest Publications

25 June 2013
We are pleased to announce that an article by ARC's Legal Advisor, Peter W. Adler, "Is Circumcision Legal?", has been...
25 June 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...
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
Thymos: Journal of Boyhood Studies (pdf)
1 April 2010
“Genital Integrity and Gender Equity” ( [pdf]), 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” A...
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 January 2009
Jerry K. Brayton “My Circumcision Story As Told to J. Steven Svoboda” from Fearful Symmetries: Essays and Testimonies Around...
1 December 2008
Van Howe, Robert S. and Svoboda, J. Steven, “Neonatal Pain Relief and the Helsinki Declaration,” The Journal of Law, Medicine...
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...
1 May 2008
Letter of commentary on “The First Cut” by Krista Bremer, Sun Magazine, May 2008.
1 April 2008
The Spring 2008 issue of the Journal of Prenatal & Perinatal Psychology & Health has published my review of Patricia Robinett...
1 January 2008
“Neonatal Pain Relief and the Helsinki Declaration,” with Robert S. Van Howe, M.D., Yale Journal of Health Policy, Law, and...
1 January 2008
Does Feminism Discriminate Against Men?: A Debate, with Warren Farrell, Ph.D., and James Sterba, Ph.D. Oxford University Press, 2008.
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
“A Rose by any other Name: Rethinking the Similarities and Differences between Male and Female Genital Cutting,” with Robert...
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 2006
“Gender, Law and Society,” bimonthly column, GRIP (formerly Everyman), November/December 1998 issue through final Summer 2006...
1 January 2006
“Genital Integrity and Gender Equity,” by J. Steven Svoboda, in G.C. Denniston, P. Grassivaro Gallo, F.M. Hodges, M.F. Milos,...
1 January 2006
“Genital Integrity and Gender Equity,” in G.C. Denniston, P. Grassivaro Gallo, F.M. Hodges, M.F. Milos, and F. Viviani, eds.,...
1 January 2006
“Male Circumcision as Medical Violence and a Human Rights Violation,” with Robert S. Van Howe, M.D., Harvard Journal of Health...
1 November 2005
“HIV and Circumcision: Cutting through the Hyperbole,” with Robert S. Van Howe, M.D., and Frederick Hodges, Journal of the...
1 July 2005
"Of Waste and Want: A Nationwide Survey of Medicaid Funding for Medically Unnecessary, Non-Therapeutic Circumcisions," 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...
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...
31 July 2003
From: J. Steven Svoboda Date: 31 Jul 2003 Time: 14:16:44 Comments National Organization of Circumcision Information Resource Centers (...
10 July 2003
From: J. Steven Svoboda Date: 11 Jul 2003 Time: 18:15:51 Comments For Immediate Release: 7/10/2003   Fayette County, GA -William...
1 May 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...
29 April 2003
NOCIRC-ARC Press Release Re Stowell Case From: J. Steven Svoboda Date: 29 Apr 2003 Time: 17:28:29 Comments National Organization of...
1 October 2002
Douglas A. Canning “Informed Consent For Neonatal Circumcision: An Ethical And Legal Conundrum” The Journal of Urology, the...
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 August 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,...
29 July 2002
PRNet graciously distributed ARC's press release on July 29, 2002 entitled "Circumcision Case to Proceed to Trial." This...
1 June 2002
Gregory J. Boyle Bond University, Australia Ronald Goldman Circumcision Resource Center, Boston, USA
1 May 2002
Gregory J. Boyle, Ronald Goldman, J. Steven Svoboda and Ephrem Fernandez “Male Circumcision: Pain, Trauma and Psychosexual Sequaelae...
1 April 2002
J. Steven Svoboda “Circumcision: A Violent Ritual in Search of a Rationale” The Men's Center, themenscenter.com/mensight/...
1 February 2002
Frederick M. Hodges, J Steven Svoboda and Robert S Van Howe “Prophylactic interventions on children: balancing human rights with...
1 January 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...
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...
15 August 2001
PRNet (then called FaxNet) graciously distributed ARC's press release on August 15, 2001 entitled "United Nations Criticized for...
6 August 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...
1 August 2001
Lawrence S. DritsasVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State UniversityThere has been considerable controversy surround-ing the routine...
10 June 2001
Attorneys for the Rights of the Child 2961 Ashby Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94705 Phone 510-595-5550
29 April 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 January 2001
J. Steven Svoboda “The Limits of the Law: Comparative Analysis of Legal and Extralegal Methods to Control Child Body Mutilation...
20 December 2000
Attorneys for the Rights of the Child 2961 Ashby Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94705 Phone 510-595-5550
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 September 2000
J. Steven Svoboda, Robert S. Van Howe and James G. Dwyer “Informed Consent for Neonatal Circumcision: An Ethical and Legal Conundrum...
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...
26 December 1999
A Perth man who has received $360,000 in damages from a West Australian doctor who performed his botched circumcision operation has spoken...
1 March 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 January 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 January 1999
Robert S Van Howe, J. Steven Svoboda, J. G. Dwyer And C.P. Price “Involuntary circumcision: the legal issues” British Journal...
1 January 1998
By J. Steven Svoboda The fact that infant circumcision still happens today is astounding. (This article is principally concerned with non-...