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- Seham Abd el Salam Muhammed, M.D.[a 1], research fellow, Department of Sociology-Anthropology, the American University in Cairo, member of the Egyptian FGM Task Force, founder of Resource Center of FGM Cairo, Egypt.
- John Aldous, co-founder E.B.-N.O.R.M. (Everyman’s Birthright - National Organization of Restoring Men). Everard Park, SA, Australia.
- Zenas Baer, J.D.[a 2], attorney concentrating on Federal Civil Rights Litigation. Hawley, MN, USA.
- Jeannine Parvati Baker, MS, co-founder, Six Directions non-profit educational organisation, author and lecturer. Joseph, UT, USA.
- Peter Ball, M.A.[a 3], MB, B.Chir., retired family practitioner, producer and director, non-surgical foreskin restoration video. Turnbridge Wells, Kent, UK.
- Gillian A. Bensley conducted research study for Bachelor of Social Science (Honours) degree in Psychology. Bond University, Gold Coast, QLD, Australia.
- Daniel H. Bollinger, III, BA[a 4], founder and Director, Wabash Men’s Council, IN, USA.
- Charles A. Bonner, J.D.[a 2], civil rights, personal injury, and medical malpractice attorney. Sausalito, CA, USA.
- Gregory J. Boyle, Ph.D.[a 5], Professor of Psychology, Bond University. Gold Coast, QLD, Australia.
- Mary Conant, RN[a 6], conscientious objector to circumcision, co-founder, Nurses for the Rights of the Child. Santa Fe, NM, USA.
- Robert Darby, Ph.D.[a 5], scholar and editor, researched the history of the rise and decline of routine circumcision in Australia for his book on the subject. Canberra, ACT, Australia.
- Paul Fleiss, M.D.[a 1], M.P.H.[a 7], paediatrician. Los Angeles, CA, USA.
- Tracey Gemmel, candidate for Postgraduate Diploma of Professional Psychology, Bond University. Gold Coast, QLD, Australia.
- Pia Grassivaro Gallo, Ph.D.[a 5], associate professor, general biology, Faculty of Psychology, University of Padua. Padua, Italy.
- Yngve Hofvander, paediatrician, Professor, International Child Health, Uppsala University, Sweden, consultant to the Swedish International Development Authority, World Health Organization, and UNICEF. Uppsala, Sweden.
- Frederick M. Hodges, Ph.D.[a 5] (Oxon), medical historian, co-editor, Male and Female Circumcision: Medical, Legal, and Ethical Considerations in Pediatric Practice (Kluwer Academic/Plenum Press 1999). University of Oxford, Oxford, UK.
- LeYoni Junos, Director, Amnesty International Bermuda, Bermuda Human Rights Commissioner. Hamilton, Bermuda.
- Michael Katz, M.D.[a 1], Vice President of Research for the March of Dimes. White Plains, NY, USA.
- DaiSik Kim, Ph.D.[a 5], Professor, Department of Physics, Seoul National University. Seoul, Korea.
- Sae Chul Kim, M.D.[a 1], Department of Urology, College of Medicine, Chung Ang University, Seoul, Korea.
- Tina Kimmel, MSW, M.P.H.[a 7], doctoral candidate in public health, University of California, Berkeley, Director, NOCIRC of California – East Bay. Oakland, CA, USA.
- Peter Lawrence, MS, doctoral candidate, University of Sydney, counsellor,and founder of UNCIRC of Australia in 1994. Sydney, NSW, Australia.
- Els Leye, Female Genital Mutilation Project Coordinator, International Centre for Reproductive Health. Ghent, Belgium.
- Hanny Lightfoot-Klein, M.A.[a 3], cross-cultural sexologist and clinical supervisor,The American Board of Sexology, author, Prisoners of Ritual: An Odyssey Into Female Genital Mutilation, A Woman’s Odyssey into Africa: Tracks Across a Life, and Genital Surgery and the Rights of Children. Tucson, AZ, USA.
- Linda Massie, BSc, PG/Dip, founder and Director, NOCIRC of Northern Ireland. Glen gormley, County Antrim, Northern Ireland.
- Brett McCann, Counsellor, Sexual Health Clinic, Sydney Hospital, President, Australasian Sexual Health Counsellors Society. Sydney, NSW, Australia.
- Kenneth A. McGrath, VRD, M.S.[a 8] (Hons), LIBiol, MNZIMLS, RNZNVR (Rtd), Senior Lecturer in Pathology, Faculty of Health Studies, Auckland University of Technology. Auckland, New Zealand.
- Marilyn Fayre Milos, RN[a 6], co-founder and Director, NationalOrganization of Circumcision Information Resource Centers(NOCIRC), Coordinator, International Symposia on Genital Integrity. San Anselmo, CA, USA.
- Pandy S. Ndimwibo, BA[a 4] SWASA, DIP PPM, PGD Counselling,Chairman of the Uganda Reproductive Health Bureau. Kampala, Uganda, Africa.
- Juliana Nkrumah, MS, Community Education and Development Officer, NSW Education Program on FGM, Ethnic Affairs Commission of NSW, Sydney, NSW, Australia.
- Myung-Geol Pang, Ph.D.[a 5], GenDix, Co., Korea, Institute of Reproductive Medicine and Population, Medical Research Center, Seoul National University. Seoul, Korea.
- Shane Peterson, Ph.D.[a 5], International Office for Men’s Health and Gender Studies, School of Nursing and Public Health, Edith Cowan University. Canberra, ACT, Australia.
- Royal Phillips, CBE, international childbirth instructor, columnist, Montecito Journal. Santa Barbara, CA, USA.
- Samuel M. Ramos conducted research study for Bachelor of Social Science (Honours) degree in Psychology at Bond University. Gold Coast, QLD, Australia.
- Samuel Richmond, BA[a 4], MLS, librarian and Director, NOCIRC of California - Irvine. Irvine, CA, USA.
- William Sides, Managing Director of Sides Engineering, developed the “Pill Tube” foreskin restoration method. Wheelers Hill, VIC, Australia.
- Morris L. Sorrells, M.D.[a 1], retired paediatrician, consultant. Atherton, CA, USA.
- J. Steven Svoboda, J.D.[a 2], founder and Director, Attorneys for the Rights of the Child (ARC), Berkeley, CA, USA.
- Moisés Tractenberg, M.D.[a 1], psychoanalyst, author, Director, NOCIRC of Brazil. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
- John W. Travis, M.D.[a 1], M.P.H.[a 7], founder and co-director, Wellness Associates, author, Wellness Inventory and the Wellness Workbook, co-founder, International Coalition for Genital Integrity, co-founder, Alliance for Transforming the Lives of Children. East Gipsland, VIC, Australia.
- J. Neville Turner, LLB (Hons), BA[a 4], barrister and solicitor, authored six books and numerous articles on child and family law, board member and former president of Oz Child. Melbourne, VIC, Australia.
- Franco Viviani, Ph.D.[a 5], professor, physical education, cultural anthropology, and general biology, University of Padua. Padua, Italy.
- Shelton Harrison Walden, BA[a 4], Executive Producer and host, Walden’s Pond, WBAI radio, teacher, High School for Environmental Studies. New York, NY, USA.
- John Warren, MB, DCH, FRCP, founder and Director, National Organization of Restoring Men (NORM-UK), Director, NOCIRC of UK. Harlow, Essex, UK.
- Norma Wilcox, RN[a 6], MS, Director, Urological/GynecologicalTeaching Associate Programs, Stanford University and University of California/San Francisco Schools of Medicine and Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine. San Francisco, CA, USA.
- George Williams, MBChB[a 9], FRACP[a 10], consultant paediatrician/perinatologist, founder and Director, NOCIRC of Australia. Menai, NSW, Australia.
- Hugh Young, BSc, journalist and radio producer, Auckland, Whangarei, Honiara (Solomon Islands), Gisborne, and Wellington. Pukerua Bay, Aotearoa, New Zealand.
- Avshalom Zoossmann-Diskin, Ph.D.[a 5], Avraham Kahana, and Ronit Tamir, members, The Israeli Association Against Genital Mutilation. Avshalom Zoossmann-Diskin, Ph.D.[a 5], currently a medical student in Australia is Director, The Israeli Association Against Genital Mutilation. Sturt, SA, Australia.
Thursday, 7 December
- Welcome and Opening Remarks
- Marilyn Fayre Milos and George Williams
- Keynote Address: Ending Enforced Genital Cutting of Children and Violation of Their Human Rights: Ethical, Psychological and Legal Considerations
- An Overview
- George Williams, Moderator
- Historical Revisionism in Recent Medical History: An Exposé and Analysis
- A Source of Serious Mischief: The Demonisation of the Foreskin and the Rise of Preventive Circumcision in Australia, 1880–1930
- Michael Katz
- Legal and Ethical Considerations of Genital Mutilation
- George Williams, Moderator
- Equal Protection Case Studies in the Scope and Limit of Gender-Based Discrimination Under State and Federal Constitutions
- Human Rights of Children in the New Millennium: Legal Developments in the Fight for Children’s Genital Integrity Throughout the World
- Religious Considerations
- Tina Kimmel, Moderator
- An Epistolary Debate with David Ben Gurion About Jewish Circumcision: The Psychoanalytic Outlook
- Moisés Tractenberg
- Attitude, Knowledge, and Change Among Israeli Jewish Students Regarding Male Genital Mutilation
- Avshalom Zoossmann-Diskin, Avraham Kahana, Ronit Tamir
- Bris Shalem: Toward a Covenant of Wholeness
- Samuel Richmond
- Limitations to Practices of a Belief or Religion in International Human Rights Law – Case Study: Genital Mutilation in the Judaic Tradition
- LeYoni Junos
- Breaking Through Medical and Media Bias
- Tina Kimmel, Moderator
- The White Coat of Silence: How to Create Change in Medical School Curricula and Survive Physician Opposition
- Norma Wilcox
- The Struggle for Media Access and International Recognition
- Shelton Harrison Walden
Friday, 8 December
- International News
- Peter Ball, Moderator
- Hugh Young and Kenneth A. McGrath
- Circumcision Rates in UK Males
- John Warren
- Prevention of Genital Mutilation: A Community Research and Development Project in Northern Ireland
- Linda Massie
- Yngve Hofvander
- Prince for a Day: The Sumbawa Circumcision Ritual
- Royal Phillips
- Female Genital Mutilation
- Juliana Nkrumah, Moderator
- FGM: Getting the Debate Happening at the Grassroots – The Australian Experience
- Juliana Nkrumah
- Egyptian Intellectuals and Genital Integrity
- Seham Abd el Salam Mohammed
- Female Circumcision: Its Effects on the Reproductive Health of Adolescents
- Pandy Ndimwibo
- The Struggle Against Female Genital Mutilation/Female Circumcision: The European Experience
- Els Leye
- Sunna Budnin: An Alternative Ritual to Infibulation, Invented and Carried Out in the Merka District, Somalia
- Pia Grassivaro Gallo and Franco Viviani
- Genital Mutilation of Children: Where Are We Now and Where Are We Going?
- International Symposia on Genital Integrity Award Presentations
- Marilyn Fayre Milos, Moderator
- Address of the Recipient of the Human Rights Award: Over 100% Circumcision Rate: The Short and Bizarre History of South Korean Circumcision
- DaiSik Kim, Myung-Geol Pang, Sae Chul Kim
Saturday, 9 December
- Psychological Aspects of Genital Mutilation
- Gregory J. Boyle, Moderator
- Sigmund Freud, Male Circumcision and the Mind: A Psychoanalytic Review
- George Williams
- Gillian A. Bensley and Gregory J. Boyle
- Tracey Gemmel and Gregory J. Boyle
- Samuel M. Ramos and Gregory J. Boyle
- Counselling Approaches for Acute Post-Circumcision Stress Disorder: A Case Study
- Brett McCann and Peter Lawrence
- How to Respond to the Doctor Who Says You Must Circumcise Your Son
- Paul Fleiss
- What Exactly Is Lost With Genital Cutting?
- Morris L. Sorrells, Moderator
- Separation of the Two Sensory Platforms of the Human Penis
- Kenneth A. McGrath
- A Novel Research Study in Assessing Penile Sensitivity/Insensitivity Without a Measuring Device
- Peter Lawrence
- Touch-Test Sensory Evaluation Research: Preliminary Findings
- Morris L. Sorrells and Tina Kimmel
- Addressing the Wounds
- Peter Ball, Moderator
- Shane Peterson
- Concurrent Session A: Male Genital Mutilation and Foreskin Restoration
- Peter Ball, Moderator
- Circumcision: A Festering Wound
- Daniel H. Bollinger, III
- Current Foreskin Restoration Practices in Australi
- John M. Aldous
- A report on the evolution and growth of foreskin restoration in Sydney Australia, since 1994
- Peter Lawrence
- Doctors, File Information, and Activists Can be Worse than the Circumciser’s Knife
- William Sides
- Foreskin Restoration: a video
- Peter Ball
- Concurrent Session B: The Role of Women in Ending Genital Mutilation
- Closing Keynote Address: Circumcision as a Part of the Normative Abuse of Children: Essentials for Transforming the Lives of Children
The proceedings are published in
- (2001) Understanding Circumcision: A Multi-Disciplinary Approach to a Multi-Dimensional Problem. George C. Denniston, Frederick M. Hodges, and Marilyn Fayre Milos (ed.). Springer (Kluwer Academic/Plenum Press). ISBN 978-1-4419-3375-1. Retrieved 31 December 2019.
- Marilyn Fayre Milos, RN[a 6], National Organization of Circumcision Information Resource Centers
- Dr. George Williams, NOCIRC of Australia
- Dr. Gregory J. Boyle, Bond University
- Dr. Frederick M. Hodges, Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine, University of Oxford.
- 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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