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“Healthcare + Secularism” conference Birmingham 27.10.18

A range of experts in law, medicine and ethics will present important information at this conference organised by the National Secular Society. Conference full details click here or on the image below.

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Paul Mason

I am sad to report the death of our colleague and friend Paul Mason who died in August. I first met Paul and his wife Lyn when they attended the 10th International Symposium on Circumcision, Genital Integrity, and Human Rights … Continue reading

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Jewish parents shun circumcision

The article below written by Kaya Burgess, Religious Affairs Corespondent, was published in the Times 27 February 2018. Jews are increasingly choosing not to circumcise their sons and to hold a naming ceremony instead, a rabbi claims. Anti-circumcision campaigners say … Continue reading

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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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