March 9th: Feminist & Medical Critiques of Circumcision


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Join SFU Advocacy for Men & Boys for a two-part lecture + Q&A presented by two medical experts on male infant circumcision, a highly controversial topic in North America. For the first part of the lecture, Dr. Christopher Guest will present a medical critique on the practice. Some points that he will discuss are the historical origins, worldwide trends in circumcision, and an examination of the medical claims in support of circumcision. For the second part, Feminist nurse Kira Antinuk will be giving 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.

“A Feminist Nursing Critique of Circumcision”
SPEAKER: Kira Antinuk, RN, BScN
Historically, there have been few feminists who have advocated for the genital integrity rights of all children, yet a growing and diverse movement of people is challenging the frameworks in which we consider genital cutting in our society.

“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?

Feminist and Medical Critiques of Circumcision
Wednesday, March 9th @ 6:30pm
SFU Harbour Centre
515 West Hastings Street

Event made possible by the Children’s Health & Human Rights Partnership

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


  1. This looks like a fascinating look at this difficult dilemma. I would like to attend, but I don’t see the time and address listed. Can you provide? Also, I tried to RSVP, but I am embarrassingly Facebookless and the Meetup link didn’t lead me anywhere. Is there another way to RSVP?



    1. Hi Seth, thanks for your comment. We’ve added the address/time info. This link should bring you to the group where you can join and access the event, but RSVPing is not required. We’re starting to encourage people to show up a bit early to ensure a seat, we may be close to room capacity. Look forward to seeing you there! –Phil



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