his two day conference will consider the legal and human rights issues surrounding non-therapeutic genital surgery on male, female and intersex children. The conference follows recent publicity generated by in San Francisco where campaigners gather enough voter signatures to put a possible ban on non-therapeutic circumcision before a Judge ruled that the city couldn’t regulate on medical procedures due to protections around religious freedom – click here for the full story.
The leader of the anti-circumcision movement, Lloyd Schofield, said he was considering an appeal stating: “We will not stop until all men are protected from this damaging and harmful surgery”.
Earlier this month campaigners from Men Do Complain and NORM-UK deliver and open letter to the British Medical Association. The letter detailed the unethical nature of the medical establishment’s position regarding the circumcision of male minors. Click here for the full story.
The issue will be highlighted again at NORM-UK’s AGM in September – click here for details – and will be one of the topics feature at the UK’s First National Conference for Men and Boys hosted by The Men’s Network in Brighton & Hove on Tuesday 1st November 2011.