8/1/2017 | Steven's Article on Ethics of Male Circumcision Published by AMA Journal of Ethics
The American Medical Association (AMA) Journal of Ethics has today published an article of mine that I was invited to write for them.
 
8/1/2017 | Circumcision Case Decided in Connecticut in Favor of Defendants
A legal case relating to harm from a circumcision performed with a Mogen clamp was recently decided, unfavorably to the plaintiff who underwent the circumcision, in Connecticut, though the main thrust of the case was a procedural issue rather than...
 
8/1/2017 | Human Rights Watch Issues Report Supporting Intersex Children's Rights
Human Rights Watch has issued a 160-page report supporting the right of intersex children to be protected from surgery that is not medically necessary.
 
5/20/2017 | UK Doctor Being Sued for Assault
According to the Mail on Sunday, a UK doctor is to be sued for assault due to a circumcision the doctor performed. For the first time, such a lawsuit will be covered by legal aid (government legal assistance provided to those unable to pay for the...
 
5/16/2017 | FGM Prosecutions of Three Under Way in Michigan
In the past couple of months, three Michigan residents including two physicians have been charged with violating the US law against female genital cutting. Contrary to what the article says, this is not the first time such a prosecution has been launched...
 
12/29/2016 | Obama Signs Bill into Law Protecting Advocates of Male Circumcision from Religious Persecution
On December 20, 2016, President Barack Obama signed into law a bill protecting advocates of circumcision (and other groups) from religious persecution.  While implicit government support for cutting the genitals of children is not a positive...
 
11/18/2016 | Audio from ARC's Charleston, South Carolina Debate Victory Released Showing AAP Doesn't Know Functions of Foreskin
Filmmaker Brendon Marotta, director of the upcoming movie "American Circumcision," has very generously worked with ARC to prepare another release by GotNews.com of an audio clip from October 19, 2013, the second day of the ...
 
11/16/2016 | LEAKED: Does human rights matter to doctors' groups deciding on circumcision?
In leaked audio from a panel at the October 19, 2013 Pitts Lectureship in Medical Ethics at the Medical University of South Carolina, the bio-ethicist for the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) task force on circumcision suggests that ...
 
11/12/2016 | Audio from ARC's Charleston, South Carolina Debate Victory Released Friday November 11, 2016 Showing AAP Lied About Circumcision's Effects
Filmmaker Brendon Marotta, director of the upcoming movie "American Circumcision," has very generously worked with ARC to prepare a release by Gotnews.com of an audio clip from October 19, 2013, the second day of the Charleston
 
11/7/2016 | Canadian Circumcision Harm Survey Launched
On November 1, 2016, the Children's Health & Human Rights Partnership (CHHRP) of Canada launched an online survey to explore possible harm from circumcision.  
 
9/1/2016 | Paid Position Available: ARC Webmaster/Newsletter Editor
Immediate paid position available ($15/hour) for tech savvy individual passionate about genital autonomy. Qualified individual to work closely with Executive Director. Responsibilities include content updates to website, social media updates and...
 
8/4/2016 | Journal of Law, Medicine and Ethics Publishes Paper from Charleston Debate by Steven, Peter, and Bob Van Howe
In July 2016, the Journal of Law, Medicine and Ethics finally published the paper by ARC Executive Director Steven Svoboda, ARC Legal Advisor Peter Adler, and Bob Van Howe from the Twentieth Annual Thomas A.
 
7/3/2016 | Legal Victory in France as Surgeon Fined for Circumcision
Circumcision: FRENCH SURGEON HEAVILY FINED June 24, 2016 (translation by Jason Fairfield) A French man has won a conviction against the surgeon who circumcised him as an adult. The court acknowledged sexual harm and ethical harm following the lack of...
 
6/3/2016 | House of Representatives Passes Bill Protecting Male Circumcision Advocates from Religious Persecution
On May 18, 2016, the US House of Representatives unanimously passed a bill protecting advocates of circumcision (and other groups) from religious persecution. The text of the bill can be found at http://capitolwords.org/date/2016/05/16/H2399_frank-r-wolf-...
 
4/29/2016 | Podcast Available for Download: Steven Svoboda Overviews Recent Events, ARC's Activities
On April 3, 2016,Steven Svoboda appeared on the "Shadow Politics" show. Maria is a longtime friend of ARC and intactivism; Steven and Maria did their first show together way back in the year 2003. Their last previous show aired in July 2014.
 
4/28/2016 | Important New UK Decision Upholds Children's Rights
We are pleased to announce that an important new legal decision has been handed down in the UK upholding children's rights. While the judgment is not perfect, the judge's primary reasoning protects the child's best interests and his right to...
 
12/15/2015 | Steven Appearing on Men's Advocate Show on Wednesday 12/16/15 with Linda Gross
Steven Svoboda will be appearing on the Men's Advocate Show on KCAA Radio on Wednesday, December 16, 2015 to discuss the movement for genital autonomy. The show runs from 3-4 PM Pacific Standard Time and Steven will be appearing in the second half of...
 
11/29/2015 | ARC's Peter Adler Publishes Article on CDC Guidelines
ARC is proud to announce that our Legal Advisor, Peter Adler, has had his article, "The Draft CDC Circumcision Recommendations: Medical, Ethical, Legal, and Procedural Concerns," accepted for publication in the Spring 2016 issue of The...
 
11/24/2015 | Steven Svoboda, Marilyn Milos, Hida Viloria and Soraya Mire Speaking in Berkeley December 4, 2015
On December 4, 2015, from 2PM to 3PM, the Association for Prenatal and Perinatal Psychology and Health (APPPAH) is featuring a session titled, "From Circumcision to Genital Autonomy: Protecting the Rights of the Child," co-presented by Marilyn...
 
11/16/2015 | ARC's Palm Springs Booth Raises Awareness
ARC was represented at the 29th Annual Palm Springs (California) Pride Festival, which took place on November 7 and 8, 2015, by an information booth run by Tim Hammond and collaborators from Tim's latest organization, Genital Integrity and Autonomy vs...
 
11/5/2015 | ARC Hosting Palm Springs Pride Festival Booth
Thanks to the tireless and much appreciated efforts of Tim Hammond, mentor to ARC and founder of the National Organization to Halt the Abuse and Routine Mutilation of Males (NOHARMM), ARC will be represented this weekend at the Palm Springs Pride Festival...
 
10/28/2015 | Landmark Human Rights Law Passed in California
Attorneys for the Rights of the Child was involved in the passage into law earlier this month of the first state-level comprehensive human rights accountability bill in the United States. California's AB 15 unfortunately does not explicitly address...
 
10/27/2015 | Sad News: Canadian Baby Dies from Circumcision After Parents Reluctantly Agreed to Procedure
Ontario Newborn Bleeds to Death after Family Doctor Persuades Parents to Get Him Circumcised Tom Blackwell Sunday, Oct. 25, 2015 National Post (Canada) TORONTO — An Ontario doctor has been cautioned after a 22-day-old baby bled to death from a...
 
9/30/2015 | Mother sues doctors, Chicago hospital, alleging botched circumcision
Robert Hadley Sep. 29, 2015, 1:33pm CookCountyRecord.com A Cook County woman is suing a Chicago hospital, alleging malpractice during the birth of her son.
 
9/8/2015 | ARC Press Release Regarding Canadian Pediatrics Position Statement on Circumcision
Attorneys for the Rights of the Child (ARC) issued a press release on September 8, 2015 (www.prweb.com/releases/2015/09/prweb12948522.htm) regarding the Canadian Paediatric Society’s (CPS') “Newborn male circumcision” position...