Published papers authored by Executive Director Steven Svoboda and other ARC associates.

Title Authors Publication Year
Medically Unnecessary Genital Cutting and the Rights of the Child: Moving Toward Consensus Brussels Collaboration on Bodily Integrity AJOB American Journal of Bioethics 2019
Is Circumcision Unethical and Unlawful? A Response to Morris et al. Svoboda, Adler, Van Howe Journal of Medical Law and Ethics JMLE 2019
Circumcision registry promotes precise research and fosters informed parental decisions Van Howe, Frisch, Adler, Svoboda BMC Medical Ethics 2019
Nontherapeutic Circumcision of Minors as an Ethically Problematic Form of Iatrogenic Injury Svoboda AMA Journal of Ethics 2017
Circumcision is Unethical and Unlawful Svoboda, Adler, Van Howe Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics JLME 2016
Growing World Consensus to Leave Circumcision Decision to Affected Individual Svoboda AJOB American Journal of Bioethics 2015
Presumptions Are Not Data and Data are Often not Informative Van Howe AJOB American Journal of Bioethics 2015
Circumcision is a Religious/Cultural Procedure, Not a Medical Procedure Svoboda JAMA Pediatrics 2014
Non-therapeutic circumcision – The problem of advocacy-based medicine Svoboda, Van Howe JME E-Letter 2014
Circumcision: A bioethical challenge Svoboda, Van Howe JME E-Letter 2014
Is Circumcision Legal? Adler Richmond Journal of Law and Public Interest 2013
Circumcision of Male Infants as a Human Rights Violation Svoboda JME 2013
Promoting Genital Autonomy by Exploring Commonalities Between Male, Female, Intersex, and Cosmetic Female Genital Cutting Svoboda Global Discourse 2013
Tortured Bodies, Tortured Doctrines – Informed Consent as a Legal Fiction Inapplicable to Neonatal Male Circumcision Svoboda Springer 2013
Out of Step: Fatal Flaws in the Latest AAP Policy Report on Neonatal Circumcision Svoboda, Van Howe JME 2013
Neonatal Circumcision is Neither Medically Necessary nor Ethically Permissible: A Response to Clark et al. Van Howe, Svoboda Med Sci Monit 2008
Financially, Ethically and Legally, Circumcision is Unsuitable to Combat AIDS and HIV: Letter in response to Young et al. Svoboda Pediatrics 2012
Is it lawful to use Medicaid to pay for circumcision? Adler J Law Med 2011
Genital Integrity and Gender Equity Svoboda Thymos 2010
Please Focus on Stopping FGC and MGC; Keep Our Children Safe: Letter re AAP Flip-Flop on Ritual Genital Cutting of Female Minors Svoboda Pediatrics 2010
Review of Hernlund Shell-Duncan ‘Transcultural Bodies’ Svoboda Social and Legal Studies 2010
‘Three-Fourths Were Abnormal’ – Misha’s Case, Sick Societies, and the Law Svoboda, Denniston, Milos, Hodges ‘Genital Autonomy – Protecting Personal Choice’ 2010
Review of Thomson ‘Endowed’ Svoboda Social and Legal Studies 2009
A Treatise from the Trenches: Why Are Circumcision Lawsuits So Hard to Win? Svoboda, Denniston, Milos, Hodges ‘Circumcision and Human Rights’ 2009
Neonatal Pain Relief and the Helsinki Declaration Van Howe, Svoboda Health Care 2008
A Rose By Any Other Name? Symmetry and Asymmetry in Male and Female Genital Cutting Svoboda, Darby C. Zabus ed. Fearful Symmetries book 2008
A Rose by Any Other Name? Rethinking the Similarities and Differences between Male and Female Genital Cutting Darby, Svoboda Medical Anthropology Quarterly 2007
Genital Integrity and Gender Equity Svoboda, Denniston, Milos, Hodges ‘Bodily Integrity and Politics of Circumcision’ 2006
HIV Infection and Circumcision: Cutting Through the Hyperbole Van Howe, Svoboda, Hodges Journal of the Royal Society 2005
Educating the United Nations About Circumcision Svoboda, Denniston ‘Flesh and Blood’ 2004
Circumcision – A Victorian Relic Lacking Ethical, Medical, or Legal Justification Svoboda American Journal of Bioethics AJOB 2003
HIV transmission in Africa in ways other than heterosexual sex Van Howe, Svoboda International Journal of STD and AIDS 2003
Male Circumcision: Pain, Trauma and Psychosexual Sequelae Boyle, Goldman, Svoboda, Fernandez Journal of Health Psychology 2002
Prophylactic Interventions on Children: Balancing Human Rights with Public Health Hodges, Svoboda, Van Howe Journal of Medical Ethics JME 2002
Circumcision Medically, Religiously, and Legally Unjustified Svoboda Archives of Disease in Childhood 2002
Circumcision: A Violent Ritual in Search of a Rationale Svoboda Birthing 2001
The Limits of the Law: Comparative Analysis of Legal and Extralegal Methods to Control Child Body Mutilation Practices Svoboda, Denniston, Hodges, Milos ‘Understanding Circumcision’ 2001
Circumcision of Healthy Boys: Criminal Assault? Boyle, Svoboda, Price, Turner Journal of Law and Medicine 2000
Informed Consent for Neonatal Circumcision: An Ethical and Legal Conundrum Svoboda, Van Howe, Dwyer Journal of Contemporary Health Law and Policy JCHLP 2000
Attaining International Acknowledgement of Male Genital Mutilation as a Human Rights Violation Svoboda, Denniston, Hodges, Milos ‘Male and Female Circumcision’ 1999
Routine Infant Male Circumcision – Examining the Human Rights and Constitutional Issues Svoboda ‘Sexual Mutilations – A Human Tragedy’ 1996