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FGM Select Committee Report

On Thursday the 3rd of July, the Home Affairs Select Committee published a report “Female genital mutilation: the case for a national action plan.” The report condemns the lack of education, prosecution and action taken with regard to the growing … Continue reading

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The assault we ignore

A presentation given by James Chegwidden, Barrister on 17th September 2013 at Keele University, Staffs, U.K. to the Genital Autonomy conference “Children’s rights in Europe: recent developments”. The presentation covers the current law surrounding male circumcision in the U.K.

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Intersex – in the middle

All human beings have the right to grow up without unnecessary genital modification. To modify a non consenting child’s genitals without an immediate and unavoidable medical necessity is an assault. The person in this interview, below, underlines the importance of … Continue reading

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The Midwife’s Tale

Midwife Mary Cronk M.B.E. recounts her experiences of midwifery from the mid nineteen fifties when male circumcision was much more common in the United Kingdom. Mary also describes her developing awareness of the harm caused by non-therapeutic genital modification. Genital … Continue reading

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Suspended sentence

The midwife who caused the death of Goodluck Caubergs by a non-therapeutic circumcision was found guilty of “manslaughter by gross negligence” has been sentenced to 21 months in jail suspended for 24 months. Manchester police described the death as “tragic … Continue reading

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Manslaughter

On the 14th of December in Manchester Crown Court. A midwife, Grace Adeleye, was found guilty by a jury of the manslaughter, by gross negligence, of Goodluck Caubergs, a four week old baby boy who died the day after she … Continue reading

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“It’s a boy”

The documentary on male circumcision by Victor Schonfeld “It’s a boy” is now available to watch on the Distrify pay to view (from $2.99) video hosting site. After you have paid you will be able to watch “It’s a boy” … Continue reading

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