50 years ago MGM in the USA – “One might as well attempt to explain the rites of voodoo!”

From a medical journal in the 1960s – forward thinking Doctor in the USA writes about this bizarre pseudo medical ritual that makes money for the private health services in the USA …

“… This ritual, however, has become so widespread in the United States that it is no longer much of a status symbol, and a situation has arisen where any recently delivered mother who is eccentric enough to wish her child to retain his prepuce, would be well advised to maintain permanent guard over it until such time as they both leave the hospital. The nursery staff of most American hospitals have an insatiable urge to remove the foreskin and this instinct often causes great concern among European women who do not subscribe to this practice and through force of circumstances have their baby in the United States. ”

THE RAPE OF THE PHALLUS

 

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Regret Mother: Circumcision almost killed my son.

Serious problem with routine MGM. Mothers are the key in preventing continued MGM. In the USA where routine infant circumcision is still common the possible problems with the procedure are not always told to parents. More and more Mothers are making their concern known and becoming intactivists.

www.doctorsopposingcircumcision.org

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Gay circumcision ‘intactivist’ dies after long battle with depression (VIDEO)

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Very sad that Jonathon Conte, such a caring member of humanity, decided to take his own life … He inspired many people, both at home and internationally, through his activism in trying to end genital mutilation of children …

Jonathon: Motivations of an Intactivist

2011 : Jonathon Conte discusses his awakening understanding about genital integrity and autonomy, developing skills for talking with people about the issue, and how it affects everyone.

“Jonathon Conte spent his life protesting male circumcision in minors. The lifetime advocate was a visible face in the world of “intactivism” – the campaign for the end of routine male circumcision. Conte said the act – which sees four out of five men in the United States circumcised as infants – as a “blatant human rights violation”.

www.pinknews.co.uk, click for full article: Gay circumcision ‘intactivist’ dies after long battle with depression

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Canadian Journal of Urology: Are physicians performing neonatal circumcisions well-trained?

Quite shocking to read that most of the Canadian Doctors in this study of surgical method and training had not received formal training for conducting infant MGM, and know less than might be expected about when not to do it …

Great that the medical community addressed the training issue after the study but sad that nobody thinks of the rights of the children here …

” … Conclusions: Our survey findings indicate that most physicians performing neonatal circumcisions in our community have received informal and unstructured training. This lack of formal instruction may explain the complications and unsatisfactory results witnessed in our pediatric urology practice. Many practitioners are not aware of the contraindications to neonatal circumcision and most non-surgeons perform the procedure without being able to handle common post-surgical complications. Based on our survey findings, we planned and carried out a formal training course to address these issues.”

Click for full article: Canadian Journal of Urology: Are physicians performing neonatal circumcisions well-trained?

2015 Ontario newborn bleeds to death after family doctor persuades parents to get him circumcised

New Autism Dispute: Is Circumcision a Factor?

Time Magazine article. This was a large study. The premise seems valid… Peer reviews … Has any study been made on girls who have suffered FGM/Female Circumcision?

Human Genital Mutilation, MGM covered in TIME. Trauma is associated with autism. Ripping back, separating the fused flesh (males’ foreskins are fused to the penis until puberty) and slicing the foreskin off a baby involves trauma – effective pain control is not possible without risk – so many infants are cut without anaesthetic. Ritual cutting has no pain relief.

“Even though TIME relies on criticism from a notorious pro-circumcision fanatic, and pulls its punches at the end, this is an extremely important piece.”

” … Dr. Morten Frisch is a Danish epidemiologist who led a study examining the link between circumcision and ASD. The study, published in the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine, found that boys who undergo circumcision are more likely to be diagnosed with autism by age 9. “Considering the widespread practice of non-therapeutic circumcision in infancy and childhood around the world,” the study states, “confirmatory studies should be given priority.”

And indeed, some studies do suggest that any pain early in life can have lasting effects on brain development… “

 

Time Magazine, click for full article: New Autism Dispute: Is Circumcision a Factor?

Surprising Study Finds That Babies Feel Pain Like Adults

Circumcision doubles autism risk?

Golders Green Anti-Circumcision Protest 12-05-16

A good description of events on the day …

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Needless to say we weren’t entirely welcome

The protest, organised by Mike Buchanan, leader of the political party Justice For Men & Boys, started at 1300 sharp and by the time I arrived several were already present, setting up banners and talking with the local police – they had arrived to oversee the demonstration. It was a hot day, certainly perfect weather for a protest, people will be out and about, living their lives and hearing what we have to say. We were collecting outside the Temple Fortune Clinic, this location had been chosen because Dr Martin Harris, a known genital mutilator, worked here. We were hoping to see him.

We were generally met with positive reception, although inevitably there were those who came and argued. A man claiming to be a doctor came out to inform us how we were wrong and did not know anything…

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Urosepsis and postrenal acute renal failure in a neonate following circumcision with Plastibell device.

Description of serious complications from genital mutilation of baby boys, this demonstrates how unacceptable non-medical ritual cutting venues should be – intensive prompt medical back up was required to prevent death in this case…

We report a case of fulminant urosepsis, acute renal failure, and pyelonephritis in a 4-day-old male neonate secondary to impaction of a Plastibell circumcision device. Immediate medical management was initiated with fluid resuscitation and mechanical ventilation; thereby correcting life threatening complications. Pediatricians and Emergency Department physicians should be cognizant of the complications from Plastibell circumcision device in order to institute appropriate and timely management in neonates.

Click for abstract: Urosepsis and postrenal acute renal failure in a neonate following circumcision with Plastibell device.

2012 UK : Manchester baby boy ‘bled to death after circumcision’

London 2007 Police probe death of baby after circumcision

Rabbi cuts off baby’s penis …

2015 Ontario newborn bleeds to death after family doctor persuades parents to get him circumcised

2012 UK : Queen’s Park baby bled to death two days after being circumcised.