Dr. Christopher Guest, MD, FRCPC of discusses the history, medical myths and human rights aspects surrounding circumcision of children, as well as the function and anatomy of the intact penis. This video is a powerful resource tool for prenatal education.


“A Historical and Medical Critique of Circumcision”

SPEAKER: Dr. Christopher Guest, M.D., F.R.C.P.C.

Male circumcision is a complex issue. Are health care providers providing current, evidence-based information which takes into account their professional ethical responsibilities?

Recorded on March 9th as Presentation 1 (of 2) at the “Feminist & Medical Critiques of Circumcision.” Dr. Christopher Guest presents a medical critique discussing the historical origins, worldwide trends in circumcision, and an examination of the medical claims in support of circumcision.

Hosted by SFU Advocacy for Men & Boys
Sponsored by Canadian Association For Equality Vancouver and Area Branch

Dr. Guest’s talk starts at 4:40 in the video. A detailed table of contents of Dr. Guest’s talk is found directly below the video while viewing in YouTube.


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.

Recorded on March 9th as presentation 2 (of 2) at the “Feminist & Medical Critiques of Circumcision.”

Hosted by SFU Advocacy for Men & Boys
Sponsored by the Canadian Association for Equality Vancouver and Area Branch


Kira Antinuk, RN, BScN 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. She was also the recipient of the 2013 Paul Wainwright Nursing Ethics Prize.

Kira is Nursing Director for the Children’s Health & Human Rights Partnership:

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Dr. Arif Bhimji has been an outspoken supporter of human rights in Canada for many years. His past work with the Association for Genital Integrity is inspirational and his ground breaking paper titled “Infant Male Circumcision: A Violation of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms” serves as a beacon for human rights advocates in Canada.


“If we view a child’s foreskin as having a valid function (, we are no more justified in amputating it than any other part of the child’s body unless the operation is medically required treatment and the least harmful way to provide that treatment.”

~Margaret A. Somerville



Whose Body, Whose Rights? – Part 1


Whose Body, Whose Rights? – Part 2





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