3/1/2019 | Steven Presenting on Genital Autonomy and Gender Equity at Men's Conference in Chicago
Steven Svoboda has accepted an invitation to speak regarding, "Genital Auto
 
3/1/2019 | First Conviction for FGM in United Kingdom
The first conviction in the United Kingdom took place earlier this month under the UK's law forbidding female genital mutilation (FGM). A mother was convicted for mutilating her three-year-old girl. https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-47094707
 
2/28/2019 | Steven to Present in UK Regarding United Nations Work
Esteemed colleague Antony Lempert of the Secular Medical Forum (SMF) and Steven Svoboda will be co-presenting at the University of Leeds in Leeds, UK at an upcoming conference entitled, "Future Choices: Keeping Europe Intact," and run by the...
 
1/9/2019 | Important New Article Published About Steps Toward Artificial Regeneration of Foreskin
After years of work by a startup operating under the name of Foregen, a team of authors headed by Valeria Purpura has published the important attached article about successes the team has had in its work toward eventually being able to artificially create...
 
1/8/2019 | Steven Leads Team's Submission to United Nations
Following the sad and unexpected passing of Australian human rights attorney Paul Mason, Steven Svoboda took over from Paul to lead preparation and submission of the "third party intervention" by the International NGO Council on Genital Autonomy...
 
12/27/2018 | ARC Newsletter Planned for January 2019
We are currently preparing for a planned January 2019 release for the next issue of the ARC Newsletter, which will be our 35th issue. It will include a special retrospective memorial section on Australian human rights lawyer Paul Mason, a dear friend and...
 
11/29/2018 | District Court Judge Rules Federal FGC Law Unconstitutional
A federal district court judge has found the federal law barring female genital cutting unconstitutional. The basis for the judge's finding is that a federal law against criminal activity infringes on an area that is the states' province to...
 
11/5/2018 | Four-Year-Old Boy Receives Record $31 Million for Circumcision Damage in Georgia Court Case
In September 2018 a four-year-old boy received $31 million from an Atlanta jury for a botched circumcision that amputated part of his penis. This is the largest known legal award ever for a genital mutilation case. A list of all known awards to date is...
 
9/27/2018 | Danish Parliament Considering Ban on Circumcising Minors
The Danish parliament is evaluating an initiative to legally protect the genital autonomy of Danish boys. Danish parliament to consider ban on circumcision in October The Local, September 27, 2018 https://www.thelocal.dk/20180927/...
 
9/10/2018 | Steven's Interview on Honey Badger Radio
Steven was interviewed live on Honey Badger Radio for an hour on Monday, September 10. He discussed his work with ARC and also with the National Coalition For Men. Interviewer Brian Martinez of Honey Badger Radio conducted a far-ranging, 80-minute...
 
9/4/2018 | American Circumcision Film Is Available Now
You can watch or purchase American Circumcision here:  
 
8/23/2018 | Attorney and Activist Paul Mason Passes Away
I am sad to report that my friend and colleague, Australian human rights lawyer Paul Mason, has passed away. Paul and I worked closely for the last two years on an international team, the International Council for Genital Autonomy that, as ARC will be...
 
8/22/2018 | ARC's Peter Adler Featured in Massachusetts Lawyer's Weekly
ARC Legal Advisor Peter Adler was recently quoted by the Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly in the attached article regarding recent genital autonomy demonstrations, which mentions Peter's article, "Is Circumcision Legal?"  Activist and ARC...
 
8/2/2018 | Steven Married!
Steven Svoboda was married on Saturday, July 28, 2018 to Gina Maria Mele, whom he met at a showing of the "Red Pill" movie in November 2016. Here is a picture of Steven and his new wife. At the "Red Pill" showing where Steven met Gina...
 
7/30/2018 | Steven on DeAnna Lorraine Podcast
Steven's podcast as the guest of author DeAnna Lorraine on August 1, 2018 went very well, with the host posing many perceptive questions for Steven. The podcast, available at https://youtu.be/4UtMFO0Nuro, lasts an hour but Steven is on for the second...
 
7/22/2018 | London Men's Conference Proves Smashing Success
The London International Conference on Men's Issues (ICMI) in late July 2018 went fabulously. Steven's talk on July 21 regarding, "Genital Autonomy, Gender Equity, and the World" was very well received by the audience of over 150. When...
 
5/31/2018 | San Francisco Symposium 2018
The 15th International Symposium on Genital Autonomy & Children's Rights, organized by Genital Autonomy America, was held in San Francisco from May 4-6, 2018. It proved a phenomenal success, with an incredibly high quality of presentations by...
 
1/27/2018 | Brian Morris Responds to Steven's Charleston Article
On January 10, 2018, Brian Morris published the attached response to the Journal of Law, Medicine, and Ethics article by Steven Svoboda, Peter Adler, and Robert S. Van Howe. The paper was based on our successful debate with Michael Brady of the...
 
12/31/2017 | ARC Newsletter Set for January Release
Thanks to ARC webmaster Aubrey Terron, we are currently preparing for a January release of our 34th newsletter.
 
12/31/2017 | AMA Recognizes Steven Svoboda's Article
The American Medical Association (AMA) Journal of Ethics notified us on December 20, 2017 that my article was "among our top 20 most-read articles published by our journal in 2017."
 
10/13/2017 | ARC Releases Video from Charleston Debate Victory over American Academy of Pediatrics
ARC is releasing a series of six short videos from the October 18, 2013 debate between J. Steven Svoboda and Dr. Michael Brady of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). The videos were made by award-winning filmmaker Eliyahu Ungar-...
 
9/21/2017 | Steven's Presentation Well Received at NCFM 40th Anniversary Conference
My talk on September 13, 2017 at the 40th anniversary conference of the National Coalition for Men (NCFM) went very well. The topic of my talk was, "Genital Autonomy and Gender Equity."  I  outlined recent developments in...
 
8/1/2017 | Steven's Article on Ethics of Male Circumcision Published by AMA Journal of Ethics
The American Medical Association (AMA) Journal of Ethics has today published an article of mine that I was invited to write for them.
 
8/1/2017 | Circumcision Case Decided in Connecticut in Favor of Defendants
A legal case relating to harm from a circumcision performed with a Mogen clamp was recently decided, unfavorably to the plaintiff who underwent the circumcision, in Connecticut, though the main thrust of the case was a procedural issue rather than...
 
8/1/2017 | Human Rights Watch Issues Report Supporting Intersex Children's Rights
Human Rights Watch has issued a 160-page report supporting the right of intersex children to be protected from surgery that is not medically necessary.
 
5/20/2017 | UK Doctor Being Sued for Assault
According to the Mail on Sunday, a UK doctor is to be sued for assault due to a circumcision the doctor performed. For the first time, such a lawsuit will be covered by legal aid (government legal assistance provided to those unable to pay for the...
 
5/16/2017 | FGM Prosecutions of Three Under Way in Michigan
In the past couple of months, three Michigan residents including two physicians have been charged with violating the US law against female genital cutting. Contrary to what the article says, this is not the first time such a prosecution has been launched...
 
12/29/2016 | Obama Signs Bill into Law Protecting Advocates of Male Circumcision from Religious Persecution
On December 20, 2016, President Barack Obama signed into law a bill protecting advocates of circumcision (and other groups) from religious persecution.  While implicit government support for cutting the genitals of children is not a positive...