Genital Autonomy

Genital Autonomy America


International Child

The image of the International Child for Genital Autonomy was created shortly after the First International Symposium on Circumcision, which was sponsored by the National Organization of Circumcision Information Resource Centers (NOCIRC) and held in Anaheim, California in 1989. It was created as the logo to protect all children – males, females, and intersex – from non-therapeutic genital alterations. Without racial or religious prejudice, we affirmed this basic human right.

For the first time in history, the issue of genital alteration of infants and children was brought to the forefront of discussion, and, during our three-day event, genital cutting was addressed by experts from many disciplines, including history, religion, geography, medicine, sociology, anthropology, psychology, law, and ethics.

Since then, there have been twelve more symposia and, with our evolution, the name of our symposia changed, ultimately coming to the basics of the issue in 2014 as the International Symposia on Genital Autonomy and Children's Rights.

The International Child for Genital Autonomy signifies protection of the genital integrity rights and self-determination of every child and now is the logo for Genital Autonomy America, which is the sponsor of the International Symposia. Information about past symposia is located on this, the GA America website.