“Cosmetic circumcision is banned at Australian public hospitals, although the surgery can be carried out privately” The Guardian reports on maverick Doctor promoting genital cutting.
USA Doctors are having to accept that routine HGM (Human Genital Mutilation) of boys is not desirable from a medical point of view …
“Astonishing admissions from American Academy of Pediatrics
In response to this devastating avalanche of scientific evidence, the AAP has more or less conceded that its 2012 circumcision policy was not really concerned with the medical case for circumcision at all, but with cultural and religious issues. In an editorial accompanying the Sneppen/Thorup paper, Andrew Freedman, a member of the circumcision policy taskforce, makes the following amazing admissions:
- Circumcision is basically and usually a religious or cultural preference on the part of the parents, not a medical decision.
- Parents and medical advisers use medical evidence selectively to bolster their prior ideological positions on circumcision.
- We did not recommend circumcision.
- Circumcision is not necessary for optimum health.
- Underlying aim of 2012 circumcision policy was to counter proposals to prohibit non-therapeutic circumcision of minors.
- “Given the role of the phallus in our culture”, it is legitimate to consider non-medical factors in the circumcision decision.
- Not all penises have to look the same.
- The risk/benefit equation we devised (“benefits outweigh risks”) is applicable and relevant only to those who have non-medical (cultural, religious, social) reasons for circumcision.
Source: Andrew Freedman, The circumcision debate: Beyond benefits and risks. Pediatrics 137 (5), May 2016. Advance access 6 April 2016.”
Australia has managed to prosecute three perpetrators. Muslim ritual HGM (Human Genital Mutilation) of two girls, aged about seven at the time of the offences…
“Former midwife Kubra Magennis, 72, and the mother of the victims, who cannot be named, were convicted in November of mutilating two sisters in separate procedures during religious ceremonies at homes in Wollongong and Sydney’s north-west between 2009 and 2012.
The girls were about seven at the time.
A third offender, senior community leader Shabbir Mohammedbhai Vaziri, was found guilty of acting as an accessory after the fact by directing community members to lie to police about the practice.
He was also sentenced to 15 months’ imprisonment.
The procedure, known as “khatna”, involves nicking or cutting a girl’s clitoris in the presence of several female elders and is considered a rite of passage by some members of the Dawoodi Bohra Muslim community.”
Any trauma is remembered – even by a baby – we know this for sure now. PTSD is associated with MGM.
2014 Professor Gregory Boyle speaks frankly in condemning forced genital cutting of children, revealing his personal struggles with this issue and his observations about the psychological motivations behind childhood genital mutilation.
The most sensitive parts of a dick are removed in MGM (Circumcision) …
“Ken McGrath, Senior Lecturer in Pathology at the Faculty of Health, Auckland University of Technology and Member of the New Zealand Institute of Medical Laboratory Scientists discusses his research into the neural anatomy of the human penis and the physical damages caused by circumcision.
McGrath is author of The Frenular Delta: A New Preputial Structure published in Understanding Circumcision: A Multi-Disciplinary Approach to a Multi-Dimensional Problem, Proceedings of the Sixth International Symposium on Genital Integrity: Safeguarding Fundamental Human Rights in the 21st Century, held December 7-9, 2000, in Sydney Australia.
Abstract: Textbooks and papers referring to penile function state that the source of penile sensation is solely the glans and often justify the existence of the prepuce by stating it protects the ‘sensitive’ glans. These statements are contrary to the neuro-anatomical and physiological facts accumulated over more than a century. This study reviews the findings of Taylor, et al., that the prepuce is the primary sensory platform of the penis, and describes a new preputial structure.
This interview was taped in Berkeley, California 2010.”