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Never doubt that a small group of committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.                   
          ~Margaret Mead



Jonathan Meddings is an author and advocate working to advance the health and human rights of under-served and diverse communities.

A writer and human rights advocate from Melbourne, Australia, Jonathan has authored more than 100 medical fact sheets and coauthored peer-reviewed scientific papers and market-leading biology textbooks. His new book, The Final Cut: The truth about circumcision is the product of over a decade of research.


Jonathan is the current Chair of The Darbon Institute, a charity working to protect and promote everyone's right to bodily integrity and autonomy in Australia and New Zealand, and his career in the community health sector has spanned addiction, HIV and LGBTIQ+ policy.


Jonathan holds a Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Science with Honours from James Cook University, where he studied turtle immune systems, and a Bachelor of Arts with majors in philosophy and politics from Macquarie University.


Always quick to get to the point, Jonathan coaches the sport of fencing at Australia's premier fencing club. 

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The Final Cut: The truth about circumcision exposes the harms of male circumcision, and is the only book to debunk all of the health, social, aesthetic, legal, religious and moral arguments used to support it. ​If you're thinking of circumcising your son, read this book first.

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The real cost of denying people living with HIV permanent residency

We are a wealthy country, but we are poorer for denying people living with HIV permanent residency. 

Rubber stamping the destruction of the great barrier reef

That an environment minister has approved plans for one of the largest coal ports in the world to be located at the heart of the Great Barrier Reef would be comical if it weren't so obscene. 

Time to put politics aside and implement pill testing

Another summer, another life tragically lost to drugs at a music festival.

The Race Delusion

Richard Dawkins is wrong about race, and you probably are too.

Talking about the end: How Epicurus and Christopher Hitchens faced death

It is often said the only certainty in life is death; yet contemplating mortality is something many spend most of their lives avoiding.

The antidote to arrogance

How to be wrong the right way.

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