Articles

Is Circumcision Legal? - Peter W. Adler » 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...
Circumcision of Male Infants as a Human Rights Violation » 5/24/2013
Law, ethics and medicine J Med Ethics doi:10.1136/medethics-2012-101229
Anthony Levin Publishes Excellent Article in Punch » 8/8/2012
Anthony Levin, the Director of ARC-UK, has published an excellent article in Punch, an Australian magazine now published online....
Is It Lawful to Use Medicaid to Pay for Circumcision? - Peter W. Adler » 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...
Gatto Bill to Protect Male Circumcision » 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...
Tortured Doctrines, Tortured Bodies: How Legal Fictions Help Justify and Perpetuate Male Circumcision and Other Inhumane Practices » 7/31/2010
“Tortured Doctrines, Tortured Bodies: How Legal Fictions Help Justify and Perpetuate Male Circumcision and Other Inhumane Practices...
Van Lewis Eulogy by Steven Svoboda » 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...
A Treatise from the Trenches: Why Are Circumcision Lawsuits So Hard to Win? » 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...
A Rose By Any Other Name? Symmetry and Asymmetry in Male and Female Genital Cutting » 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...
My Circumcision Story As Told to J. Steven Svoboda » 1/1/2009
Jerry K. Brayton “My Circumcision Story As Told to J. Steven Svoboda” from Fearful Symmetries: Essays and Testimonies Around...
Neonatal Pain Relief and the Helsinki Declaration » 12/1/2008
Robert S. Van Howe, M.D. and J. Steven Svoboda “Neonatal Pain Relief and the Helsinki Declaration” An article addressing...
Neonatal circumcision is neither medically necessary nor ethically permissible: A response to Clark et al. » 5/21/2008
Robert S. Van Howe, M.D. and J. Steven Svoboda “Neonatal circumcision is neither medically necessary nor ethically permissible: A...
Does Feminism Discriminate Against Men?: A Debate » 9/10/2007
I am pleased to announce that Oxford University Press has published Does Feminism Discriminate Against Men?: A Debate (by Warren Farrell [...
A Rose by any other Name: Rethinking the Similarities and Differences between Male and Female Genital Cutting » 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...
HIV infection and circumcision: cutting through the hyperbole » 11/1/2005
Robert S. Van Howe, J. Steven Svoboda and Frederick M. Hodges “HIV infection and circumcision: cutting through the hyperbole...
Civil Rights Circumcision Case » 7/31/2003
From: J. Steven Svoboda Date: 31 Jul 2003 Time: 14:16:44 Comments National Organization of Circumcision Information Resource Centers (...
Wrongful circumcision case filed » 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...
USAID African Circumcision Proposal is Unethical and Violates UN Treaties » 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...
NOCIRC-ARC Press Release Re Stowell Case » 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...
Informed Consent For Neonatal Circumcision: An Ethical And Legal Conundrum » 10/1/2002
Douglas A. Canning “Informed Consent For Neonatal Circumcision: An Ethical And Legal Conundrum” The Journal of Urology, the...
The Unkindest Cut » 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...
Circumcision Case to Proceed to Trial » 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,...
Circumcision Case to Proceed to Trial » 7/29/2002
PRNet graciously distributed ARC's press release on July 29, 2002 entitled "Circumcision Case to Proceed to Trial." This...
Male Circumcision: Pain, Trauma and Psychosexual Sequaelae » 5/1/2002
Gregory J. Boyle, Ronald Goldman, J. Steven Svoboda and Ephrem Fernandez “Male Circumcision: Pain, Trauma and Psychosexual Sequaelae...
Circumcision: A Violent Ritual in Search of a Rationale » 4/1/2002
J. Steven Svoboda “Circumcision: A Violent Ritual in Search of a Rationale” The Men's Center, themenscenter.com/mensight/...
Prophylactic interventions on children: balancing human rights with public health » 2/1/2002
Frederick M. Hodges, J Steven Svoboda and Robert S Van Howe “Prophylactic interventions on children: balancing human rights with...
Boy Wins $1.4 Million for Circumcision as Procedure Becomes Increasingly Risky for Physicians to Perform » 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...
United Nations Criticized for Sex Discrimination Against Males » 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...
United Nations Criticized for Sex Discrimination Against Males » 8/15/2001
PRNet (then called FaxNet) graciously distributed ARC's press release on August 15, 2001 entitled "United Nations Criticized for...
Swedish Parliament Scrutinizes Male Circumcision as a Violation of Human Rights » 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...
Below the Belt: Doctors, Debate, and the Ongoing American Discussion of Routine Neonatal Male Circumcision » 8/1/2001
Lawrence S. DritsasVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State UniversityThere has been considerable controversy surround-ing the routine...
Boy Wins $1.4 Million for Circumcision as Procedure Becomes Increasingly Risky for Physicians to Perform » 6/10/2001
Attorneys for the Rights of the Child 2961 Ashby Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94705 Phone 510-595-5550
CIRCUMCISION: DOCTORS FAIL TO OBTAIN VALID CONSENT » 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...
The Limits of the Law: Comparative Analysis of Legal and Extralegal Methods to Control Child Body Mutilation Practices » 1/1/2001
J. Steven Svoboda “The Limits of the Law: Comparative Analysis of Legal and Extralegal Methods to Control Child Body Mutilation...
Man Sues for Being Circumcised as an Infant » 12/20/2000
Attorneys for the Rights of the Child 2961 Ashby Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94705 Phone 510-595-5550
Sixth International Symposium on Genital Integrity » 12/9/2000
The recent Sixth International Symposium on Genital Integrity, held from December 7-9 at the University of Sydney in Sydney, Australia,...
Informed Consent for Neonatal Circumcision: An Ethical and Legal Conundrum » 9/1/2000
J. Steven Svoboda, Robert S. Van Howe and James G. Dwyer “Informed Consent for Neonatal Circumcision: An Ethical and Legal Conundrum...
Circumcision of Boys: A Serious Male Health Problem » 2/1/2000
J. Steven Svoboda, Gregory J. Boyle and Christopher P. Price"Circumcision of Boys: A Serious Male Health Problem"Journal of Law &...
Circumcision of Healthy Boys: Criminal Assault? » 2/1/2000
Gregory J. Boyle, J. Steven Svoboda ARC Board Member Christopher Price and J. Neville Turner. "Circumcision of Healthy Boys: Criminal...
VICTIM WARNS ON CIRCUMCISION » 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...
CIRCUMCISION: DOCTORS ARE BETRAYING CHILDREN » 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  
Involuntary circumcision: the legal issues. BJU International (1999), 83, Suppl. 1, 63–73 [PDF] » 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...
Involuntary circumcision: the legal issues » 1/1/1999
Robert S Van Howe, J. Steven Svoboda, J. G. Dwyer And C.P. Price “Involuntary circumcision: the legal issues” British Journal...
Circumcision: A Violent Ritual in Search of a Rationale » 1/1/1998
By J. Steven Svoboda The fact that infant circumcision still happens today is astounding. (This article is principally concerned with non-...