13th International Symposium on Genital Autonomy, Children's Rights

The symposium “Whole Bodies, Whole Selves: Activating Social Change” will be hosted by the University of Colorado at Boulder on July 24-26, 2014.

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University of Colorado at Boulder

The symposium will promote strategies for protecting children from unnecessary genital alteration.

Boulder, CO (PRWEB) July 19, 2014

The 13th International Symposium on Genital Autonomy and Children’s Right, “Whole Bodies, Whole Selves: Activating Social Change,” will be hosted by the University of Colorado at Boulder on July 24-26, 2014.

The symposium will promote interdisciplinary dialogue about the often controversial topic of genital cutting practices of male, female, and intersex children, and on strategies for protecting children from unnecessary genital alteration.

The conference features speakers from around the world, including the US, Canada, Australia, United Kingdom, Israel, Germany, Belgium, Denmark, Liberia, and Finland. Included are experts in healthcare law, ethics, urology, midwifery, anthropology, pediatrics, medicine, psychology, foreskin repair and restoration, and children’s rights. See the program for presentation details.

In addition to three days of presentations, three films will be screened in the evenings including: Intersexion by Grant Lahood, John Keir, and Mani Bruce Mitchell; The Hidden Trauma: Circumcision in America (excerpt) by Brendon Marotta; and American Secret: The Circumcision Agenda (excerpt) by Francelle Wax.

These Symposia have taken place every other year since 1989, alternating between the United States and a location abroad. They are an important forum for advancing knowledge and thought on these issues, and for connecting people in the Genital Autonomy Movement from all over the world.

The 13th International Symposium on Genital Autonomy and Children’s Rights is sponsored by The National Organization of Circumcision Information Resource Centers (USA), Intact America (USA), Genital Autonomy (UK and Australia), and the Sexpo Foundation (Finland). It is locally organized by NOCIRC of Colorado.

Press passes for the symposium are available - please contact Gillian Longley.

Program and registration information is available at: http://www.GenitalAutonomy2014.com

You can read more about previous http://nocirc.org/symposia/