Seventh International Symposium
- Jeannine Parvati Baker, MS, Director, NOCIRC of Utah – Joseph,co-founder, Six Directions, and author. Joseph, UT, USA.
- Peter Ball, M.A.[a 1], MB, B Chir, retired family practitioner, member, NORM-UK, and producer and director, non-surgical foreskin restoration video. Turnbridge Wells, Kent, UK.
- Michel Beauge, Medical Doctor and Sexologist, Vice Chairman, National Union of Sexologists, Secretary General, Group of Western France Sexologists for Advanced Training. Quimper, France.
- Daniel H. Bollinger, III, BA[a 2], Director, NOCIRC of Indiana, founder and director of Wabash Men’s Council, Media Outreach Coordinator for NOCIRC. West Lafayette, IN, USA.
- Charles A. Bonner, J.D.[a 3], civil rights, personal injury, and medical mal practice attorney. Sausalito, CA, USA.
- Mary Conant, RN[a 4], nurse conscientious objector to circumcision, co-founder of Nurses for the Rights of the Child, and Director, NOCIRC of NM. Santa Fe, NM, USA.
- Amber Craig, MS, Director, NOCIRC of North Carolina and coordinator, Medicaid Project. Chapel Hill, NC, USA.
- George C. Denniston, M.D.[a 5], M.P.H.[a 6], founder and Director, Doctors Opposing Circumcision (D.O.C.) and author. Norland, WA, USA.
- Milton Diamond, Ph.D.[a 7], Professor, University of Hawaii, John A. Burns School of Medicine, host and co-producer, PBS TV series, Human Sexuality, President, Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality, and Past President, International Academy for Sex Research. Honolulu, HI, USA.
- Steve C. Donnell, MBChB[a 8], FRCS, DCH, FRCS Ed, senior registrar, pediatric surgery and urology, Alder Hey Children’s Hospital, Liverpool, UK, and consultant pediatric surgeon, Birmingham Children’s Hospital. Birmingham, UK.
- Laurie Evans, Director, NOCIRC of New York – Hudson Valley. Katonah, NY, USA.
- Rudolph P. Fedrizzi, M.D.[a 5], board-certified obstetrician-gynecologist, Northern New Mexico Women’s Health and Birth Center. Taos, NM, USA.
- Paul Fleiss, M.D.[a 5], M.P.H.[a 6], assistant clinical professor of pediatrics, University of Southern California Medical Center, pediatrician,and author. Los Angeles, CA, USA.
- Leonard Glick, M.D.[a 5], Ph.D.[a 7], professor of anthropology, Hampshire College, Amherst, MA, and author. New Salem, MA, USA.
- Ronald Goldman, Ph.D.[a 7], psychologist, educator, author, and executive director, Circumcision Resource Center. Boston, MA, USA.
- Gary Harryman, M.A.[a 1], coordinator, National Organization of Restoring Men, Southern California (NORM-SC), researcher, author. Topanga, CA, USA.
- Greg Hartley, PE, graduated cum laude in engineering, University of Pittsburgh, completed Naval Nuclear Power School, was a civilian instructor, US Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program, now works in fleet support, and Director, NOCIRC of PA. Ingomar, PA, USA.
- Frederick Mansfield Hodges, D. Phil. (Oxon), medical historian, post-doctoral research associate, Department of History, Yale University, and author. New Haven, CT, USA.
- Yngve Hofvander, M.D.[a 5], pediatrician, Professor, International Child Health, Uppsala University, Sweden, consultant to the Swedish International Development Authority, World Health Organization, and UNICEF. Uppsala, Sweden.
- Duane Jorde, Director, NOCIRC of Hawaii, co-ordinator,“Fathers in Rebellion” exhibit. Honolulu, HI, USA.
- Van Lewis, Director, NOCIRC of Florida. Panacea, FL, USA.
- Hanny Lightfoot-Klein, M.A.[a 1], cross-cultural sexologist, clinical supervisor, The American Board of Sexology, and author. Tucson, AZ, USA.
- David J. Llewellyn, BA[a 2], J.D.[a 3], practicing attorney at law representing plaintiffs in wrongful circumcision and other genital injury cases. Atlanta, GA, USA.
- Linda Massie, BSc, PG/Dip, founder and Director, NOCIRC of Northern Ireland. Glengormley, County Antrim, Northern Ireland.
- Harry Meislahn, BA[a 2], MBA[a 9], magna cum laude graduate in Economics, Harvard, MBA[a 9] recipient, Harvard Business School, and Director, NOCIRC of Illinois. Winnetka, IL, USA.
- Marilyn Milos, RN[a 4], Director, National Organization of Circumcision Information Resource Centers (NOCIRC),Coordinator, International Symposia on Genital Integrity. San Anselmo, CA, USA.
- Soraya Miré, Director, Persistent Productions, producer, FireEyes. Pasadena, CA, USA.
- Dr. Jotham Musinguzi, Past Public Health Physician, Makerere Medical School, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Director of the Population Secretariat, Ministry of Finance and Planning – Government of Uganda. Kampala, Uganda.
- Martin Novoa, investment banker, twenty years experience in research and counseling about male circumcision. San Francisco, CA, USA.
- Kristen O’Hara, BS in Education, Salem College, Salem, Massachusetts, and author. Boston, MA, USA.
- Shane Peterson, Ph.D.[a 7], affiliated with the International Office for Men’s Health and Gender Studies, School of Nursing and Public Health, Edith Cowan University, Director, NOCIRC of Australia. Canberra, ACT, Australia.
- Mark Reiss, M.D.[a 5], retired physician, active member of a Conservative synagogue, child’s rights activist, and researcher. San Francisco, CA, USA.
- Marianne M. Sarkis, M.A.[a 1], applied medical anthropologist, Director, Female Genital Mutilation Awareness and Education Project of NOCIRC, originator of first female genital mutilation website. Albany, CA, USA.
- Steve Scott, Educational Outreach Coordinator, National Organization of Circumcision Information Resource Centers, Director, NOCIRC of Utah. Salt Lake City, UT, USA.
- Morris Sorrells, M.D.[a 5], retired pediatrician, consultant, and researcher. Port Ludlow, WA, USA.
- William Stowell, A1C, Security Forces, US Air Force, first 18-year-old to file circumcision lawsuit. Denver, CO, USA.
- J. Steven Svoboda, J.D.[a 3], founder and Director, Attorneys for the Rights of the Child (ARC). Berkeley, CA, USA.
- John Taylor, MB, FRCPC[a 10], pathologist (retired), Health Sciences Centre and University of Manitoba. Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.
- Avshalom Zoossmann-Diskin, Ph.D.[a 7], Director, The Israeli Association Against Genital Mutilation, and currently a medical student. Sturt, South Australia, Australia.
Thursday, April 4
- Welcome and Opening Remarks
- Marilyn Milos
- Keynote Address: Integrity in the Biotech Era
- Frederick Mansfield Hodges
- Award Presentations
- Marilyn Milos
Friday, April 5
- Yngve Hofvander
- Circumcision: A Teenager’s Perspective
- William Stowell
- Discrimination for Political Views: Intactivism in the Workplace, Part I
- Discrimination for Political Views: Intactivism in the Workplace, Part II
- Martin Novoa
- Shane Peterson
- An Adlerian Look at Neonatal Trauma and Early Childhood Beliefs
- Anthropology and Circumcision: Why did it take us so long to come around?
- Marianne Sarkis
- Can Culture Play a Positive Role in Elimination of Female Genital Mutilation?
- Jotham Musinguzi
- Circumcision Decision Making in a Population of American Women Intending a Non-Interventive Birth
- Rudolph P. Fedrizzi
- Greg Hartley
Saturday, April 6
- What is the Foreskin?
- Steve Scott
- A Survey of the Foreskin as Depicted in Current Medical Educational Literature
- Gary Harryman
- The Importance of the Foreskin to Penile Reflexes
- Harry Meislahn and John Tay
- Circumcision and Sexual Pleasure: A Study
- George Denniston
- Morrie Sorrells
- Preputial Stenosis in Adolescents and Young Adults
- Michel Beauge
- Steve Donnell
- Comparative Analysis on Urinary Tract Infection in North America, Israel, and Europe
- Avshalom Zoossmann-Diskin
- A Doctor Puts His Scalpel Down: What to Say to Parents
- Paul Fleiss
- NORM-UK and Britain’s Health Service
- Peter Ball
- A Research and Community Development Strategy for NOCIRC of Northern Ireland
- Linda Massie
- Activism in North Carolina, USA
- Amber Craig
- Kristen O’Hara
Sunday, April 7
- My Painful Journey: A Retired Jewish Physician’s Acknowledgment of Circumcision Trauma Leads Him to Intactivism
- Milton Diamond
- What’s Going On: New Alliances, New Ideas, New Gains, New Hopes, And New Futures
The proceedings are published in Flesh and Blood: Perspectives on the Problem of Circumcision in Contemporary Society, edited by George C. Denniston, Frederick Mansfield Hodges, and Marilyn Fayre Milos, Kluwer Academic/Plenum Press, 2004.
The International Symposium on Human Rights and Modern Society, a special project of the National Organization of Circumcision Information Resource Centers (NOCIRC), provides a forum for discussion about the sexual mutilation of infants and children from historical, anthropological, cultural, religious, social, psychological, medical, ethical, legal and human rights perspectives. NOCIRC is a non-profit educational organization that provides information for parents and others about protecting the rights of children.
- 1989: First International Symposium on Circumcision
- 1991: Second International Symposium on Circumcision
- 1994: Third International Symposium on Circumcision
- 1996: Fourth International Symposium on Sexual Mutilations
- 1998: Fifth International Symposium on Sexual Mutilations
- 2000: Sixth International Symposium on Genital Integrity
- 2002: Seventh International Symposium on Human Rights and Modern Society
- 2004: Eighth International Symposium on Circumcision and Human Rights
- 2006: Ninth International Symposium on Circumcision, Genital Integrity, and Human Rights
- 2008: Tenth International Symposium on Circumcision, Genital Integrity, and Human Rights
- 2010: Eleventh International Symposium on Circumcision, Genital Integrity, and Human Rights
- 2012: Twelfth International Symposium on Law, Genital Autonomy, and Human Rights
- 2014: Thirteenth International Symposium on Genital Autonomy and Children's Rights
- 2016: Fourteenth International Symposium on Genital Autonomy and Children's Rights
- 2018: Fifteenth International Symposium on Genital Autonomy and Children's Rights
- 2022: Sixteenth International Symposium on Child Genital Cutting
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