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International Symposia on Circumcision

Welcome to the home page of the International Symposia on Circumcision. With our increasing understanding of the issue over the years, the title of our symposia has evolved and changed. First, the title changed to the International Symposia on Circumcision, Sexual Mutilations, and Genital Integrity but, recognizing survivor sensitivity, it was changed again in 2010 to the International Symposia on Circumcision, Genital Integrity, and Human Rights. Finally, in preparation for our 2012 symposium, the name has been changed to the International Symposia on Law, Genital Autonomy, and Children's Rights, which reflects the intent of the symposia: protecting the rights of infants and children until they are old enough to protect their own rights and make personal choices about their own bodies.

The Declaration of the First International Symposium On Circumcision is as relevant today as it was on March 3, 1989, when it was adopted by the General Assembly in Anaheim, California.

The proceedings of the 1st International Symposium were published in the Truth Seeker (July/August 1989), and some presentations of the 2nd International Symposium on Circumcision (ISC) were published by NOCIRC. They are published again on this site for a wider audience, along with a selection of the proceedings of the 3rd Symposium.

The proceedings of the 4th International Symposium on Sexual Mutilations, Sexual Mutilations: A Human Tragedy, edited by George Denniston and Marilyn Fayre Milos, were published by Plenum Publishing Company in 1997.

Kluwer Academic/Plenum Press (KA/PP) published the proceedings of the 5th International Symposium on Sexual Mutilations at the University of Oxford (1998), Medical, Ethical and Legal Considerations in Pediatric Practice edited by George Denniston, Frederick Mansfield Hodges, and Marilyn Fayre Milos in 1999.

KA/PP published the proceedings of the 6th International Symposium, University of Sydney (2000), Understanding Circumcision: A Multi-Discliplinary Approach to a Mutli-Dimensional Problem, edited by George Denniston, Frederick Mansfield Hodges, and Marilyn Fayre Milos in 2001, and the 7th International Symposium, Georgetown University (2002), Flesh and Blood: Perspective on the Problem of Circumcision in Contemporary Society edited by George Denniston, Frederick Mansfield Hodges, and Marilyn Fayre Milos in 2004.

Springer published the proceedings of the 8th International Symposium on Circumcision, Genital Integrity, and Human Rights, University of Padua (2004), Bodily Integrity and the Politics of Circumcision: Culture, Controversy, and Change, edited by George Denniston, Pia Grassivaro Gallo, Frederick Mansfield Hodges, Marilyn Fayre Milos, and Franco Viviani in 2006.

KA/PP published the proceedings of the 9th International Symposium, University of Washington (2006), Circumcision and Human Rights, edited by George Denniston, Frederick Mansfield Hodges, and Marilyn Fayre Milos in 2009.

KA/PP published the proceedings of the 10th International Symposium on Circumcision, Genital Autonomy, and Human Rights, University of Keele (2008),Genital Autonomy: Protecting Personal Choice, edited by George Denniston, Frederick Mansfield Hodges, and Marilyn Fayre Milos in 2010.

Ordering information

13th International Symposium on Genital Autonomy and Children's Rights,
July-24-26, 2-14, University of Colorado-Boulder, Boulder, Colorado, USA.

The website for the Call for Abstracts is http://www.genitalautonomy2014.com/. More information on registration and programming coming by 2014.

 

International Symposia

 First International Symposium
 Second International Symposium
 Third International Symposium
 Fourth International Symposium
 Fifth International Symposium
 Sixth International SymposiumPDF
 Seventh International SymposiumPDF
 Eighth International SymposiumPDF
 Ninth International SymposiumPDF
 Tenth International SymposiumPDF
 Eleventh International SymposiumPDF
 Twelfth International SymposiumPDF

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