Michel Hervé Bertaux-Navoiseau on HGM

French Sociopsychoanalyst, Psychohistorian, Author of “Feminine and masculine sexual mutilation, the greatest crime against humanity”,   and of numerous articles about Human Genital Mutilation.

Academia, many articles: Michel Hervé Bertaux-Navoiseau on HGM (Human Genital Mutilation)


Sexual mutilation and the moral order (problematics and basic concepts of the struggle against sexual mutilation)

French Lecture – transcript – reads like an academic paper. Points out double standards between genders, and examines possible correlations between cutting cultures and violence (wars, death penalty, female excision).


Abstract: The gender concepts of female (FGM) and male (MGM) sexual mutilation set up sexes the one against the other instead of bringing them together in defence of minors. Indeed, they ignore the fact that sexual mutilation strikes minors, not adults. This because their promoters seem ignoring that the object of sexual mutilation is subjection of minors through repression of autosexuality. The basis of this ignorance is the taboo weighing upon the specific organs of autosexuality, which are destroyed by sexual mutilation. We shall give a definition of sexual mutilation, designate its agent: the moral order, qualify its means: the repression of autosexuality, and point at its consequences: discrimination and segregation under threat of exclusion of opponents.

The worst of allegedly educational violence, sexual mutilation rites set up the law of might through terrorizing the human person at the age when they are the most vulnerable. Barbarian methods of banning infantile sexuality and of denying the right to pleasure, possessory markings exert a perverse sway of the group over the helpless individual in order to force them to work, reproduction and war. Vexatious, it humiliates through condemning personal pleasure by the castration of its specific organs. It frequently makes sexuality painful for women and severely impoverishes autosexuality for men. The atrocious pain, the terror of the operation and the permanent reminder of the related threats of castration, exclusion and death deeply traumatize, the most often unconsciously. So, it is one of the most obnoxious techniques of enslaving the individual, responsible for virulent fanati-cism and violence. Pretending to socialize through warranting a warranted-by-God-in-person moral value but destroying human identity in its most intimate part, its illusory superiority discriminates foreigners and opponents through an artificial racism.

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Violence against the child leads to a violent adult …

StopIGM.org: UN Reprimands France and Ireland for Intersex Genital Mutilation

Human Genital Mutilation (HGM) at the hands of Surgeons. Authorities around the world are being made aware of the plight of intersex people who have had, or are under threat of, unwanted corrective surgery as children…

“This marks the first time that the Committee reprimanded two States over IGM practices at once, again recognising non-consensual, medically unnecessary, irreversible, cosmetic genital surgeries and other procedures on intersex children as a “harmful practice” and as “violence against children”.

“The Committee notes as positive the adoption of the Gender Recognition Act of 2015 by the State party. However, the Committee remains concerned about cases of medically unnecessary surgeries and other procedures on intersex children before they are able to provide their informed consent, which often entail irreversible consequences and can cause severe physical and psychological suffering, and the lack of redress and compensation in such cases.”

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“Circumcision is a trauma.” American Jewish Psychologist Ronald Goldman, PhD, testifies at the historic Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) hearing on January 28, 2014, an unprecedented debate on baby circumcision…

“Circumcision is a trauma.” American Jewish Psychologist Ronald Goldman, PhD, testifies at the historic Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) hearing on January 28, 2014, an unprecedented debate on baby circumcision…. “As a Jew and a psychologist, I understand the stress that religious communities feel in connection with questioning of circumcision… I raise these questions out of deep caring and compassion, for our community generally, and our male infants in particular. We are inflicting, generally, unrecognized harm with circumcision, and the perpetuation of this harm is far greater a concern than the discomfort that comes from confronting the advisability of this practice. Many Jews who do not circumcise in North America, South America, Europe, and Israel support this view.” ~Ronald Goldman, PhD, author, “Circumcision: The Hidden Trauma