The 26th congress of the World Association for Sexual Health (WAS)

November 18, 2023

The 26th congress of the World Association for Sexual Health (WAS) was held 2-5 November in Antalya, Türkiye. After WAS president Dr. Elna Rudolph learned of the publication of the findings from Tim Hammond’s landmark survey of foreskin restorers in early 2023, she invited Tim to present those findings to a world assembly of sexual health experts. With the generous assistance of the Genital Autonomy Legal Defense and Education Fund and its supporters, Tim and co-author Dr. Mohamed Fahmy were able to attend the congress and present those findings. WAS has issued numerous sex and gender inclusive statements declaring that sexual rights, sexual justice and sexual pleasure are to be recognized as universal human rights, which include respect for bodily integrity, self-determination and equality. Most WAS members are very open to hearing from circumcision sufferers and foreskin restorers as an overlooked and understudied population of circumcised males whose voices deserve to be heard. Read more | Video

Debriefing of the Legal Challenge to Massachusetts Medicaid Funding of Newborn Circumcision

December 3, 2022

Hosts Tim Hammond and Mat Goodwin interview Peter Adler, one of the attorneys involved in this recent historic challenge to Massachusetts Medicaid funding of medically unnecessary infant circumcision. Although the Massachusetts Supreme Court refused to hear the case, we – like many of you – have questions about the various turns that this case took and what lessons can be learned for future challenges in other states.

A Current Perspective of Infant MGM Litigation

August 27, 2022

Andrew Little, a Canadian born in Ontario who was subjected to routine infant male genital cutting at birth, pursued a formal complaint with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario and escalated it to the Health Professions Appeal and Review Board. Due to their complete avoidance of the problem and Andrew’s lack of opportunity for resolution of the issue, he initiated a civil proceeding. In this presentation, he discusses the legal process and challenges of this ongoing proceeding

Genital Autonomy Legal Defense & Education Fund

August 27, 2022

As founder and president, Tim introduces the Genital Autonomy Legal Defense and Education Fund, whose mission is to organize and assist legal professionals to become more successful with impact litigation to secure the rights of children, particularly boys in the U.S., to bodily integrity and genital autonomy.