Genital Autonomy

Genital Autonomy America

Welcome to the website of Genital Autonomy America, the USA affiliate of Genital Autonomy (GA), with headquarters in Stone, Staffordshire, England. You can read more about GA by clicking on About GA or by visiting the website.

GA America's representatives are Marilyn Milos, RN, Executive Director (previously Executive Director of the National Organization of Circumcision Information Resource Centers, NOCIRC, the USA's first clearinghouse for circumcision information); Soraya Mire, Director of Persistent Productions, which works to end female genital mutilation; Hida Viloria, Chairperson of OII - USA (Organization Intersex International), which works to protect intersex infants and children from childhood surgeries, secrecy, and shame; and J. Steven Svoboda, JD, Director, Attorneys for the Rights of the Child, which supports and upholds the national and international laws and documents protecting the rights of infants and children, no matter their age or gender.

As representatives of GA America, we agree that every child has an inherent right to his or her own body and that, when it comes to the cutting or other alterations of children's genitals, all must end. We cannot protect one child and not another. The rights of the child trump parental, cultural, and religious preferences. Every child must be protected, regardless of gender, race, culture, or religion, and we are all working to protect those rights.