Author Archives: Richard

The English Court’s approach to genital autonomy

Barrister James Chegwidden takes us through the English Court’s current views on genital autonomy. The presentation was given at Keele University, September 2016. This video is essential viewing for anyone interested in child protection and the Family Courts in particular.

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Letters from the archives of 15 Square

Using letters and emails received over the last 20 years David Smith presents testimony from men sent to the charity NORM-UK now known as 15 Square. His presentation concentrates on the psychological aspects of the harm caused by the non-therapeutic … Continue reading

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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 16th January 2018. 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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