8/23/2018 | Attorney and Activist Paul Mason Passes Away
I am sad to report that my friend and colleague, Australian human rights lawyer Paul Mason, has passed away. Paul and I worked closely for the last two years on an international team, the International Council for Genital Autonomy that, as ARC will be...
 
8/22/2018 | ARC's Peter Adler Featured in Massachusetts Lawyer's Weekly
ARC Legal Advisor Peter Adler was recently quoted by the Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly in the attached article regarding recent genital autonomy demonstrations, which mentions Peter's article, "Is Circumcision Legal?"  Activist and ARC...
 
8/2/2018 | Steven Married!
Steven Svoboda was married on Saturday, July 28, 2018 to Gina Maria Mele, whom he met at a showing of the "Red Pill" movie in November 2016. Here is a picture of Steven and his new wife. At the "Red Pill" showing where Steven met Gina...
 
7/30/2018 | Steven on DeAnna Lorraine Podcast
Steven's podcast as the guest of author DeAnna Lorraine on August 1, 2018 went very well, with the host posing many perceptive questions for Steven. The podcast, available at https://youtu.be/4UtMFO0Nuro, lasts an hour but Steven is on for the second...
 
7/22/2018 | London Men's Conference Proves Smashing Success
The London International Conference on Men's Issues (ICMI) in late July 2018 went fabulously. Steven's talk on July 21 regarding, "Genital Autonomy, Gender Equity, and the World" was very well received by the audience of over 150. When...
 
5/31/2018 | San Francisco Symposium 2018
The 15th International Symposium on Genital Autonomy & Children's Rights, organized by Genital Autonomy America, was held in San Francisco from May 4-6, 2018. It proved a phenomenal success, with an incredibly high quality of presentations by...
 
1/27/2018 | Brian Morris Responds to Steven's Charleston Article
On January 10, 2018, Brian Morris published the attached response to the Journal of Law, Medicine, and Ethics article by Steven Svoboda, Peter Adler, and Robert S. Van Howe. The paper was based on our successful debate with Michael Brady of the...
 
12/31/2017 | ARC Newsletter Set for January Release
Thanks to ARC webmaster Aubrey Terron, we are currently preparing for a January release of our 34th newsletter.
 
12/31/2017 | AMA Recognizes Steven Svoboda's Article
The American Medical Association (AMA) Journal of Ethics notified us on December 20, 2017 that my article was "among our top 20 most-read articles published by our journal in 2017."
 
10/13/2017 | ARC Releases Video from Charleston Debate Victory over American Academy of Pediatrics
ARC is releasing a series of six short videos from the October 18, 2013 debate between J. Steven Svoboda and Dr. Michael Brady of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). The videos were made by award-winning filmmaker Eliyahu Ungar-...
 
9/21/2017 | Steven's Presentation Well Received at NCFM 40th Anniversary Conference
My talk on September 13, 2017 at the 40th anniversary conference of the National Coalition for Men (NCFM) went very well. The topic of my talk was, "Genital Autonomy and Gender Equity." 
 
8/26/2017 | Steven Speaking on Genital Autonomy and Gender Equity
Steven Svoboda will be speaking on September 13, 2017 at the 40th anniversary conference of the National Coalition for Men (NCFM).
 
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.