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Non-therapeutic circumcision of healthy boys unethical and violation of children’s rights

On March 25, 2017 the Danish Nurses Organisation declared non-therapeutic circumcision of healthy boys unethical and a direct violation of children’s rights according to the UN convention. The nurses organisation join a long list of Danish Health- and Children’s Rights organisations, … Continue reading

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A Nurse With a Conscience

A Chicago nurse describes the horror and insanity of hospital circumcisions. She told me that babies cry for days afterwards. She said, “Complications occur frequently…. Very few babies lie there quietly sucking on their pacifier. Most of them are screaming. … Continue reading

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A Feminist Nursing Critique of Circumcision

Nurse Kira Antinuk gives a feminist critique and her perspective on circumcision as well as her 13-year long involvement in the movement to promote equal genital autonomy for all children.  

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INTERNATIONAL NURSES GROUP URGES NURSES TO CONSCIENTIOUSLY OBJECT

11 JUNE 2015 For immediate release Nurses for the Rights of the Child supports the genital autonomy rights of Chase Hironimus, a healthy 4.5 year old boy from Florida, USA. Chase’s human rights are in jeopardy following a bitter family … Continue reading

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GENITAL AUTONOMY 2014

The 13th International Symposium on Genital Autonomy and Children’s Rights “Whole Bodies, Whole Selves: Activating Social Change” University of Colorado – Boulder, CO July 24-26, 2014 To register please go to our website at: http://www.genitalautonomy2014.com/ Detailed program information coming soon! Please … Continue reading

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Canadian student nurse Kira Antinuk wins ethics award

Kira Antinuk discusses events that prompted her to research circumcision and then pursue a nursing career. Antinuk’s essay, “Forced genital cutting in North America: Feminist theory and nursing considerations” was published in the September issue (20: 723-728) of Nursing Ethics. … Continue reading

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Genital Autonomy being recognized in Europe

In recent weeks, several major events acknowledging a child’s right to genital autonomy occurred in Europe. Nurses for the Rights of the Child applauds these efforts to protect the fundamental human rights of children and extend our gratitude to the … Continue reading

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Genital autonomy and human rights at the Victoria Pride Festival

Nursing students Breanna de Groot, Emily Gage and Kira Antinuk bring the discussion of genital autonomy and human rights to visitors of the Victoria Pride Festival. Kira Antinuk is one of the founders of The Children’s Health & Human Rights … Continue reading

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Registered nurse Robbie T, RN (Rob Tsvetkov, RN) speaks out against circumcision

While training to be a registered nurse Robbie T, RN (Rob Tsvetkov, RN) witnessed a baby boy’s healthy penis being cut (circumcised). So disgusted by what he saw he has since worked to educate parents on the functions of the … Continue reading

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THE 2012 HELSINKI DECLARATION OF THE RIGHT OF GENITAL AUTONOMY

Nurses for the Rights of the Child endorses the 2012 Helsinki Declaration of the Right of Genital Autonomy: THE 2012 HELSINKI DECLARATION OF THE RIGHT OF GENITAL AUTONOMY Whereas it is the fundamental and inherent right of each human being … Continue reading

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