Genital Autonomy



Genital Autonomy America

Welcome to the International Symposia on Circumcision pages. 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. In preparation for our 2012 symposium, the name was changed to the International Symposia on Law, Genital Autonomy, and Children's Rights. And for our 2014 symposium, the name was changed to the International Symposia on 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.

KA/PP published the proceedings of the 11th International Symposium on Circumcisiion, Genital Integrity, and Human Rights, University of California, Berkeley (2010), Genital Cutting: Protecting Children from Medical, Cultural, and Religious Infringements, edited by George Denniston, Frederick Mansfield Hodges, and Marilyn Fayre Milos, 2013.

The proceedings of the 12th International Symposium, held in Helsinki, Finland (2012) were not published. The proceedings of 13th International Symposia on Genital Autonomy and Children's Rights, held at the University of Colorado, Boulder, are presented below.


Call for Abstracts

The 15th International Symposium on Genital Autonomy and Children's Rights
 

4-6 May 2018
 Kabuki Hotel San Francisco, California


Please submit your abstract of 150 words or less to marilynmilos@gaamerica.org by November 1, 2017


7 May 2018

Worldwide Day of Genital Automony

Demonstration: 10am - 2pm
 Ferry Building, San Francisco, California

Watch this site for more information about this symposium and demonstration.
 


 

International Symposia

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