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NCFM PR Director Steven Svoboda paper re circumcision published in the Journal of Medical Ethics

April 1, 2014
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NCFM PR Director Steven Svoboda paper re circumcision published in the Journal of Medical Ethics

On March 31, 2014, the Journal of Medical Ethics (JME) published an e-letter by Robert Van Howe, M.D. and Steven Svoboda, entitled, “Non-therapeutic circumcision: The problem of advcocacy-based medicine,” to close an exchange in the JME with notorious circumcision advocate Brian Morris and colleagues. (A final e-letter from Morris and colleagues was also concurrently...
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Posted in Abused Man, Children's' Rights, Circumcision, Discrim. Against Men by Men, Discrimination Against Boys, Discrimination Against Males, Discrimination Against Men, Genital Mutilation, Health Boys, Health Men, Steven Svoboda, Esq. | 1 Comment »

NCFM KENYA LIAISON REPORTS THAT SIAYA COUNTY DODGED A MANDATORY CIRCUMCISION LAW FOR NEWBORNS AND ADULT MALES

February 18, 2014
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NCFM KENYA LIAISON REPORTS THAT SIAYA COUNTY DODGED A MANDATORY CIRCUMCISION LAW FOR NEWBORNS AND ADULT MALES

On Sunday, 16 Feb 2014 Kenedy Owino, NCFM’s Liaison in Kenya, reported a victory for Intactivists in Africa. Click on the picture to go to Intact Kenya’s Facebook page for more information. Mr. Owino and others have been fighting for males to keep their foreskins at the same time the United States and the Bill and...
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Posted in Africa, Circumcision, Discrim. Against Men by Men, Discrimination Against Boys, Discrimination Against Males, Discrimination Against Men, Health Men | No Comments »

NCFM PR Director J. Steven Svoboda published in the National Post: The perils of circumcision

November 2, 2013
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NCFM PR Director J. Steven Svoboda published in the National Post: The perils of circumcision

By J. Steven Svoboda Last month, the National Post published Mark Joseph Stern’s article (“’Intactivists’ against circumcision, Sept. 19) criticizing  anti-circumcision activists, whom Mr. Stern dismissed as “fringe,” “paranoid” and “bizarre.” But individuals committed to safeguarding children from unnecessary surgical interference include leading scientists, pediatricians, public health researchers, bioethicists, medical historians, and human rights...
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Posted in Action, Activism, Circumcision, Discrimination Against Boys, Discrimination Against Males, Discrimination Against Men, Health Men, Men's Rights, Steven Svoboda, Esq. | No Comments »

This is what happens when state family law workgroups and commissions end up with members dependent upon government for their boat payments…

October 10, 2013
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This is what happens when state family law workgroups and commissions end up with members dependent upon government for their boat payments…

NCFM NOTE:  The Fatherhood Coalition of Massachusetts was largely responsible for Governor Patrick convening a work-group to review state family law. The letter below makes one wonder if the good Governor appointed people to the work-group who he knew or should have known would sabotage its intent and protect the interests of stakeholders who...
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Posted in Discrimination Against Boys, Discrimination Against Males, Discrimination Against Men, Domestic Violence Industry, Father's Rights, Fathers, Health Men | No Comments »

NCFM PR Director Steven Svoboda, Esq. letter to National Post and Slate re horrific circumcision article

October 3, 2013
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NCFM PR Director Steven Svoboda, Esq. letter to National Post and Slate re horrific circumcision article

NCFM NOTE: On September 22, Mr. Svoboda sent a letter to Canada’s leading newspaper, the National Post, and to Slate, in response to Mark Joseph Stern’s horrific article, “‘Intactivists’ Against Circumcision.” Below is the text of the letter. The letter sent to Slate is virtually identical. We need to let children reach the age of majority and let them decide...
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Posted in Action, Activism, Circumcision, Discrimination Against Boys, Discrimination Against Males, Discrimination Against Men, Health Boys, Health Men, Steven Svoboda, Esq. | 2 Comments »

NCFM PR Director Steven Svoboda recommends reading “Growing Balls: Personal Power for Young Men”

July 11, 2013
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NCFM PR Director Steven Svoboda recommends reading “Growing Balls: Personal Power for Young Men”

Growing Balls: Personal Power for Young Men. By David N. Hafter. Philadelphia: XLibris, 2006. www.growingballs.com. 172 pages. Price varies. California marriage and family therapist has written what is apparently his first book, a life guide for young men between the ages of roughly 15 to 25. It’s a genuine gem. Hafter manages to find...
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Posted in Action, Activism, Divorce, Health Men, Marriage, Steven Svoboda, Esq. | No Comments »

NCFM Advisor Francis Baumli, Ph.D. — HOBOS, BUMS, BAG LADIES, STREET PEOPLE: NOW WHAT THE HOMELESS NEED IS MORE ACCURATE TERMINOLOGY

May 28, 2013
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NCFM Advisor Francis Baumli, Ph.D. — HOBOS, BUMS, BAG LADIES, STREET PEOPLE:  NOW WHAT THE HOMELESS NEED IS MORE ACCURATE TERMINOLOGY

HOBOS, BUMS, BAG LADIES, STREET PEOPLE: NOW WHAT THE HOMELESS NEED IS MORE ACCURATE TERMINOLOGY by Francis Baumli, Ph.D.  Warren Farrell’s The Myth of Male Power (1993) is, in my opinion, his best book. But I have always been skeptical about, and disappointed by, its little section which deals with homeless men.1 I thought...
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Posted in Action, Activities, Discrimination Against Boys, Discrimination Against Males, Discrimination Against Men, Double Standarad, Francis Baumli, Government Programs for Men, Health Men, Homeless | 4 Comments »

NPR – The Unsafe Sex: Should The World Invest More In Men’s Health?

May 21, 2013
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NPR –  The Unsafe Sex: Should The World Invest More In Men’s Health?

NCFM NOTE: Notice below the comments and inferences about the recent awakening about issues in women’s health versus men’s health. Thirty or so years ago Professor Christina Hoff Sommers showed how radical feminists adroitly turn lies into dollars. First you do a study to confirm the lie, then declare a crisis, and then work...
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Posted in Discrimination Against Males, Discrimination Against Men, Health Men, Health Women | 2 Comments »

NCFM PR Director, Steven Svoboda, Esq., recommends reading Endowed: Regulating the Male Sexed Body.

April 15, 2013
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NCFM PR Director, Steven Svoboda, Esq., recommends reading Endowed: Regulating the Male Sexed Body.

Endowed: Regulating the Male Sexed Body. By Michael Thomson. New York: Taylor & Francis Group, 2008. 194 pp. www.taylorandfrancis.com. No price stated but website gives price as 18.99 British pounds. Keele University Law Professor Michael Thomson has published his first book, and it’s a flawed yet truly thought-provoking examination of various aspects of the...
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Posted in Action, Activities, Circumcision, Contraception, Health Men, Steven Svoboda, Esq. | No Comments »

Stop Exploiting Africans — Circumcision Does Not Stop AIDS

April 7, 2013
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Stop Exploiting Africans — Circumcision Does Not Stop AIDS

Stop Exploiting Africans — Circumcision Does Not Stop AIDS by JerryTheOther The ushers at the Brooklyn Academy of Music were as stunned as Bill and Chelsea Clinton – patrons usually don’t stand mid-performance and shout slogans at the stage – so no one should blame them for not restoring order. That night, March 4th,...
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Posted in Circumcision, Discrimination Against Boys, Discrimination Against Males, Discrimination Against Men, Genital Mutilation, Health Girls, Health Men, Legislation Bad | 5 Comments »

NCFM VP Marc Angelucci, Esq. reports that a new study confirms the importance of the foreskin

February 9, 2013
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NCFM VP Marc Angelucci, Esq. reports that a new study confirms the importance of the foreskin

This brand new Belgian study confirms what the study in Denmark found: ”This study confirms the importance of the foreskin for penile sensitivity, overall sexual satisfaction, and penile functioning. Furthermore, this study shows that a higher percentage of circumcised men experience discomfort or pain and unusual sensations as compared with the uncircumcised population. Before circumcision...
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Women’s Duty To Men

December 31, 2012
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Women’s Duty To Men

Women’s Duty To Men by JOE ZAMBONI on DECEMBER 28, 2012 The duties that American men have to American women are many, and consistently enforced by a variety of heavy-handed mechanisms such as mandatory jail-time, court-imposed fines, the yanking of your driver’s license, and separation from your children. As if that wasn’t enough to force you to...
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Posted in Fathers, Health Men, Marriage, Masculinity, Other | 4 Comments »

NCFM PR Director Steven Svoboda, Neonatal Circumcision Violates Children’s Rights, Needlessly Amputating Functional Tissue

September 12, 2012
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NCFM PR Director Steven Svoboda, Neonatal Circumcision Violates Children’s Rights, Needlessly Amputating Functional Tissue

NCFM NOTE:  Mr. Svoboda is one of the world’s leading anti-circumcision experts and advocates. He is a Human Rights Attorney and President of Attorneys for the Rights of Children. You can follow his work more closely at the ARC website. Neonatal Circumcision Violates Children’s Rights, Needlessly Amputating Functional Tissue The long awaited circumcision policy...
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Posted in Activities, Circumcision, Discrimination Against Boys, Discrimination Against Males, Discrimination Against Men, Health Men, Steven Svoboda, Esq. | 3 Comments »

NCFM gets an honorable mention re Knights of the 21st Century and better days

September 4, 2012
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NCFM gets an honorable mention re Knights of the 21st Century and better days

Knights of 21st Century in Lebanon aims for better days By ANDREA GILLHOOLLEYLebanon Daily News Updated:   09/04/2012 09:07:53 AM EDT   The Lebanon Knights of the 21st Century lead team prepares for the third year of the program, which starts Sept. 11 above Legends Café, 9 S. Ninth St., Lebanon. Shown are, from...
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Posted in Activities, Fathers, Health Men, NCFM in the news, Programs Good | 1 Comment »

NCFM VP Marc Angelucci op-ed in LA Times re circumcision

August 24, 2012
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NCFM VP Marc Angelucci op-ed in LA Times re circumcision

latimes.com Letters: Circumcision and STDs August 24, 2012 Re “Circumcision‘s decline could be costly,” Aug. 21 How does it make sense to remove a healthy erotogenic organ from a baby boy to avoid the possibility of contracting sexually transmitted diseases in the future? By that reasoning, why not remove one testicle from every boy...
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NCFM Member Howard Goldman creates well written petition for equal treatment in healthcare

August 12, 2012
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NCFM Member Howard Goldman creates well written petition for equal treatment in healthcare

Now that men and women pay equally for healthcare, shouldn’t men receive equal coverage when it comes to fully covered services? Shouldn’t there finally be a government health office dealing with men’s health?  Men and women should sign this petition no matter if they agree with the Affordable Care Act or not. The Act...
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Posted in Activities, Discrimination Against Males, Health Men, Health Women, Howard Goldman, War Against Men | 5 Comments »

Dear PTSD

July 24, 2012
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Dear PTSD

From the Equal Justice Foundation Editor’s note: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) affects untold numbers of American service members and veterans and the problems with OEF/OIF veterans are only beginning. What is easy to overlook is the toll taken on their family members. Battling Bare, a group of women married to PTSD sufferers is...
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Posted in Charles Corry, Domestic Violence, Guest, Health Men, Military, PTSD | 2 Comments »

Child’s behaviour linked to father-infant interactions, study shows… children need their fathers

July 24, 2012
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Child’s behaviour linked to father-infant interactions, study shows… children need their fathers

NCFM NOTE: Here’s another study showing the importance of fathers in their children’s lives. Boys without their biological fathers, if they are lucky grow into men, will be men with the highest probability of being imprisoned and costing our society the greatest. Interestingly, perhaps by design, those systems that educate, discipline, identify, intervene, re...
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Posted in Discrimination Against Males, Feminism's Myths, Guest, Health Boys, Health Children, Health Girls, Health Men, Health Women, International, Study/Research | No Comments »

Lawyers Carve Out ‘Divorce for Men’ Niche

July 24, 2012
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Lawyers Carve Out ‘Divorce for Men’ Niche

NCFM NOTE: A version of this article appeared July 23, 2012, on page B1 in the U.S. edition of The Wall Street Journal, with the headline: Lawyers Carve Out ‘Divorce for Men‘ Niche. And, let there be no doubt of the institutional bias against fathers and men in general. If none existed law firms like...
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Posted in Child Support, Courts – Family, Discrimination Against Males, Discrimination Against Men, Divorce, Domestic Abuse/Violence, False DV Allegations, Fathers, Health Men, Lawyers, Marriage | 1 Comment »

NCFM Board Member Fred Sottile panelist at third annual BOND Men’s Conference

July 6, 2012
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BOND Men’s Conference The Brotherhood Organization of A New Destiny (BOND) had a successful 3rd Annual Fatherhood and Men’s Conference last Saturday (6/16) in Los Angeles. The auditorium was standing room only as men of all ages and races gathered at the BOND headquarters during Father’s Day weekend. The conference began with a powerful...
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Posted in Activities, Fathers' Day, Fred Sottile, Health Boys, Health Men, Mens' Organizations, Progress | 3 Comments »