Circumcision – Your Legal Rights

Atlanta, Georgia attorney, David J Llewellyn has represented over 50 circumcision-related lawsuits. In this video, after a brief introduction by Attorney for the Rights of the Child’s (ARC’s) J. Steven Svoboda, Llewellyn discusses circumcision and legal rights. The following questions are answered:

1. Who may bring about a circumcision-related lawsuit?
2. What is “informed consent”?
3. Who may be responsible for damages?
4. What are the time limits?
5. What sort of damages may be awarded?

Attorneys for the Rights of the Child (ARC) is an organization dedicated to safeguarding the bodily integrity of children. ARC is available to help people who feel that their rights were violated by a circumcision to which they did not agree, including those that happened in the first years of a child’s life. Depending on your age and the location and circumstances of your circumcision, legal remedies may be available. This “know your rights” video complements the ARC “know your rights” brochure that we released in 2011.

If you are interested in learning more about the legal remedies that may be available to you as a result of your own circumcision, or the circumcision of your minor child, please review our “know your rights” brochure (PDF or web version), view the “know your rights” video here, or contact ARC at (510) 464-4530 or by email at

Video by James Loewen.