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Non-therapeutic circumcision in the Netherlands

Gert van Dijk describes the current ethical position of the KNMG (Royal Dutch Medical Association) on non-therapeutic male circumcision. The Netherland’s policy is currently one of “active deterrence”. If the policy were to be reviewed the position might well change … Continue reading

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Understanding the psychological harm of male circumcision

Workshop date; Tuesday 17th October 2017. Location; Keele University, Staffordshire. This workshop is designed to explore the psychological harm experienced by men who have been circumcised, either as a baby, child or adult. This damage is often trivialised and goes … Continue reading

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Health related and sexual consequences of non-therapeutic male circumcision in childhood

This video was recorded at the World Association for Sexual Health Congress in Prague on the 29th of May 2017. Dr Morten Frisch is from Denmark and has been researching this subject in the Danish population.

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World Association for Sexual Health

Four presentations on four different aspects of male genital cutting were well received at the WAS Congress in Prague. The subjects covered were: “Health related and sexual consequences of non-therapeutic male circumcision in childhood” by Morten Frisch from Denmark; “Non-therapeutic … Continue reading

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HIV prevention and circumcision?

Reports on the BBC World Service (15/02/2017) and Africa Health describe a study published in the Lancet concerning the initiative to educate religious leaders to encourage the uptake of male circumcision as an HIV prevention measure. If you have questions … Continue reading

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G.A. trustee board gets stronger

The years since GA started, in 2008, have seen a growing appreciation of the suffering and injustice endured by children as a rssult of genital cutting and modification. The board of G.A. is very grateful that Clare Chambers has decided … Continue reading

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UN committee against torture

Thanks to StopIGM.org for alerting us to this encouraging news from the United Nations. The UN-Committee against Torture (CAT) started an investigation of Intersex Genital Mutilations (IGM) in both the USA and Australia under Art. 16 of the Convention (“inhuman … Continue reading

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New trustee

We are very pleased to announce that Dr Mitchell Travis has agreed to join the Genital Autonomy board of trustees. Dr Travis is a law lecturer at the University of Leeds and member of the Centre for Law and Social … Continue reading

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