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NCFM PR Director Steven Svoboda on Public Radio KZFR today talking about stopping circumcision

August 20, 2014
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NCFM PR Director Steven Svoboda on Public Radio KZFR today talking about stopping circumcision

NCFM PR Director Steven Svoboda will be appearing on the Chico, California Public Radio Station KZFR (not KCFR as previously stated) at 6 PM today, August 20, 2014. Georganne Chapin of Intact America will also be appearing. The host is Sterling Ogden and the show is titled, “The Real Issue.” The show will be streamed...
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NCFM sends open letter to Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation opposing their circumcision efforts in sub-Saharan Africa

July 17, 2014
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NCFM sends open letter to Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation opposing their circumcision efforts in sub-Saharan Africa

Regardless of your beliefs about circumcision you should go to this link “botched circumcisions horror stories or for a quicker awakening see the picture galleries at “botched circumcisions.” Then, come back here and read the letter we sent: 141617-Cover-letter-AND-the-open-letter-to-the-Gates-Foundation While there is disagreement as to whether circumcising all boys and men in sub-Saharan Africa,...
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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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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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NCFM PR Director and International Intactivist Steven Svoboda’s work critiqued in Journal of Medical Ethics

February 1, 2014
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NCFM PR Director and International Intactivist Steven Svoboda’s work critiqued in Journal of Medical Ethics

NCFM NOTE: A momentous debate regarding circumcision took place on January 28, 2014 at the Council of Europe in Strasbourg, France. Video of the entire 100-minute debate is available here and is also embedded on the ARC website (www.arclaw.org): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pUaiXB5xtas ___________________________ Ronald Goldman of the Jewish Circumcision Resource Center and filmmaker Victor Schonfeld were among the...
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NCFM PR Director Steven Svoboda on the Maria Sanchez Show re circumcision

November 29, 2013
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NCFM PR Director Steven Svoboda on the Maria Sanchez Show re circumcision

NCFM NOTE: In the last week our Liaison in Kenya, Kennedy Owino, returned home, after traveling to help thwart legislation making circumcision in Kenya mandatory, only to find that his 10-year-old nephew had been forcefully “cut” (circumcised) by a one of two teams traveling the area circumcising boys. In another county a religious court...
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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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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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NCFM PR Director J. Steven Svoboda, Esq. review of Forgetting Children Born of War: Setting the Human Rights Agenda in Bosnia and Beyond.

August 20, 2013
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NCFM PR Director J. Steven Svoboda, Esq. review of Forgetting Children Born of War: Setting the Human Rights Agenda in Bosnia and Beyond.

Forgetting Children Born of War: Setting the Human Rights Agenda in Bosnia and Beyond. By R. Charli Carpenter. New York: Columbia University Press, 2010.  273 pages.  www.cup.columbia.edu. No price listed on book but website gives price as $37. Review by J. Steven Svoboda R. Charli Carpenter, assistant professor of political science at the University...
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S. African circumcision ‘hijacked': minister — 34 boys dead

May 29, 2013
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S. African circumcision ‘hijacked': minister — 34 boys dead

NCFM NOTE: Circumcision for money? Circumcision for religion? Circumcision for culture? Circumcisions botched, 34 dead boys. You tell us. Is it worth it? What if they had been girls. Would the world be outraged? Absolutely… S. African circumcision ‘hijacked': minister May 30, 2013 – 5:37AM The Sydney Morning Herald Cape Town: South Africa’s health minister...
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NCFM announces the first annual International Foreskin Awareness Week

May 7, 2013
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NCFM announces the first annual International Foreskin Awareness Week

NCFM Press Release San Diego, California, May 7, 2013 The National Coalition For Men (NCFM) proudly announces the first annual International Foreskin Awareness Week, from May 6 to May 12, 2013. Contact: Steven Svoboda, Esq., NCFM PR Director, arc@post.harvard.edu   925-395-2065 “One of NCFM’s goals is to educate the public about the lesser known...
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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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NCFM VP Marc Angelucci and Republic of Georgia Liaison Carl Augustsson join protest at Academy of Pediatrics over circumcision double standards in New Orleans

October 30, 2012
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NCFM VP Marc Angelucci and Republic of Georgia Liaison Carl Augustsson join protest at Academy of Pediatrics over circumcision double standards in New Orleans

Female infant circumcision is rightfully illegal but it is Ok to circumcise infant males! Bull. On October 20, 2012, NCFM members Carl Agustsson and Marc Angelucci participated in a protest against infant male genital cutting outside of the national meeting of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) at the Convention Center in New Orleans,...
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Circumcsion compromise reached in Germany

October 9, 2012
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Circumcsion compromise reached in Germany

Three months after circumcision ban, German government to legalize rite Cabinet will approve a bill allowing professionally trained mohels to perform brit mila The Times of Israel By Raphael Ahren October 4, 2012 The German government is set to pass legislation that would legalize ritual circumcisions if they are performed by a medical professional,...
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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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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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Landmark decision from German high court outlaws male circumcision

June 26, 2012
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Landmark decision from German high court outlaws male circumcision

A German court just ruled that infant male circumcision is ILLEGAL and can subject the perpetrator to prosecution for ASSAULT (just like for infant female circumcision)! This is a HUGE victory for the anti-circumcision movement and children’s rights. Male circumcision removes the foreskin of the penis. The foreskin contains most of the high sensory...
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Colorado Representative argues that girls should be circumcized! Yeah, sure, like that would ever happen…

May 5, 2012
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Colorado Representative argues that girls should be circumcized! Yeah, sure, like that would ever happen…

Imagine if a male lawmaker joked about reducing girls’ sexual pleasure by removing their clitoral foreskins in order to combat teen pregnancy and “female irresponsibility.” The media would be covering it and that lawmaker would have to publicly apologize. Well that is exactly what Colorado lawmaker Sue Schafer, D-Wheat Ridge (sue.schafer.house@state.co.us) publicly said about boys...
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Circumcision of boys for non-medical reasons is a violation of children’s rights says Slovenia’s Human Rights Ombudsman

February 16, 2012
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Circumcision of boys for non-medical reasons is a violation of children’s rights says Slovenia’s Human Rights Ombudsman

Complainant asked the Ombudsman to assess whether circumcision of boys (Circumcision) is the interference with the rights of the child, especially if it is done only for religious reasons and not justified on health grounds. The complainant considered that the interference is harmful to the Slovenian doctors but he do not know all the...
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Mass circumcisions of African males increased spread of HIV!

December 21, 2011
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Mass circumcisions of African males increased spread of HIV!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OlsUg0sdAtE The video above was uploaded on YouTube July 24, 2009. Dr. Dean Edell discusses the misleading and unsound arguments in the current drive to circumcise Africa. Dr. Edell predicts that massive efforts in Africa to circumcise males will increase the spread of HIV rather than prevent it. On Thursday, December 15, 2011 Zimbabwe’s...
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