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Brisbane Circumcision Centre

The newest circumcision clinic to open in Brisbane. Appears to offer Plastibell circumcision services. Currently only website details available:

Brisbane Circumcision Centre

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Dr Luke Bookallil

Dr Luke Bookallil

Parents from Armidale may be interested to read an article on circumcision that was published in the Armidale Express. An excerpt from this article reads as follows:

“Not only does the foreskin contain the vast bulk of the pleasure-sensing nerves of the penis, but it provides a gliding action that facilitates and enhances sexual activity of all types,” he said. “Before the 20th century it was well understood that the foreskin was the sexually dynamic and responsive component of the penis, which is why Victorian purity and anti-masturbation campaigners were so keen to cut it off.”

Read the full article here.

Dr Luke Bookallil falsely claims that circumcision prevents cancer of the penis, which is a Breach of Australian advertising regulations.

Coffs Harbour and Armidale

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Dr Michael Read

Dr Michael Read
(Gold Coast Circumcisions)
Website: http://www.gccircumcisions.com.au
Email: enquiries@healthhq.com.au

2nd Floor, 95 Nerang Street
Southport Queensland 4215
(Opposite Gold Coast Hospital)

Phone: 07 5531 1170

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Dr S P Cowie

Dr Cowie makes the suggestion on his website that because ‘you didn’t keep your umbilical cord’, that it is justified to cut off the end of your baby’s penis. I would have difficulty trusting a doctor that makes such ridiculous claims, and clearly doesn’t know the difference between something that is temporarily used during gestation and a valuable body part that is used for life.

Dr S P Cowie
(CricSA)
Website: http://www.circsa.com

Redgum Skin Cancer Clinic
174 Hancock Road, Ridgehaven, 5097
Phone: 08 83963398

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Dr Van Vu

Dr Van Vu claims that circumcision reduces the incidence of Urinary Tract Infections in infants, and that intact boys are 10 times more likely to get a UTI. This information is based on flawed studies, and further analysis of that data has shown that 50 to 100 boys would need to be circumcised to prevent just 1 UTI. What is really interesting is that Dr Vu even admits on his website that the surgery actually causes infections in 2% of the boys he circumcises, and these types of infections caused by circumcision are more serious that UTIs.

The reasons that these Doctors come up with to try to convince you to amputate part of your baby’s penis can be quite astonishing, and this next one is a great example of this. Apparently, Dr Van Vu suggests that cervical cancer is more common in partners of men who have not been circumcised. So he is suggesting that you should cut off part of your son to provide a reduced risk of cervical cancer to his potential partners in 20 years time or more? Shouldn’t she be looking at ways to reduce her risk by practicing safe sex and not smoking? See the statement from the American Cancer Society on the circumcision and cervical cancer myth.

Dr Van Vu

Adelaide Circumcision Clinic
Website: http://www.circumcisionadelaide.com.au/

480 Port Road, West Hindmarsh
Phone:  08 8241 5556

and

27 Adelaide Rd, Gawler
Phone: 8522 5555

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Dr Anil Kumar Patil

Dr Anil Kumar Patil

At least Dr Patil is honest, to some extent, on his website. He states:

“Some people are under the impression that there is no cutting involved and that is not so. It is normal practice to trim off the surplus foreskin but not till after the circulation is cut off. If that’s not done it’s too difficult to keep clean and more likely to get infected. Removal of the foreskin is part of the Plastic Circumcision Device procedure, so that when the procedure is over, circumcision is complete. However, due to the application of the anaesthetic cream, he should not feel any pain.”

On the last sentence you should note the following:
– the manufacturers of the aneaesthetic cream do not recommend it for use on infants under 2 years of age
– the aneasthetic cream lasts only a few hours. When an adult undergoes circumcision he can choose to take post-operative pain killing medication. A baby boy gets no releif from the fresh wound on the most sensitive part of his body.

Further information on the truth of the plastibel techniche can be found here.

 

Circumwise Pty Ltd

Website: http://www.circumwise.com.au
Email: circumwise@circumwise.com

537 Springvale Rd
Vermont South, Melbourne, Victoria 3133
Phone: (03) 9886 3336

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Dr Terry Russell

Dr Terry Russell (with Dr Peter Loth, Dr Melissa Gilbert)

Dr Terry Russell is a Queensland GP who has specialises in infant circumcision. He boasts that he has performed more that 30,000 circumcisions. He was fined for opportunistically diagnosing and performing hundreds of tongue-tie surgeries while performing circumcisions during 1999. He has also breached advertising guidelines in the past by falsely stating that circumcision prevents cancer of the penis.

Click here for further information, especially important information on the lack of effectiveness of the EMLA anesthetic cream, which the manufacturers do not recommend for infant circumcisions.

Those who were circumcised by Dr Russell and are now old enough to understand the damage that has been done may be interested in taking legal action. In 1993, the Qld Law Reform Commission’s review into male circumcision concluded: “On a strict interpretation of the assault provisions of the Queensland Criminal Code, routine circumcision of a male infant could be regarded as a criminal act”, and that doctors who perform circumcision on male infants may be liable to civil claims by that child at a later date. This is yet to be tested in an Australian court. If you are interested in taking legal action against Dr Terry Russell or any other Queensland doctor please visit this facebook page.

 

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Dr Milton Sales

Dr Milton Sales

At least Dr Sales is honest in some respects, and shows photos of the complications from the procedure itself. It almost goes without saying that babies who are left with all of their genitals intact will not be at risk of any of these conditions.

 

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Dr Leon Levitt

Dr Leon Levitt

Quote from website re: ‘after care’ – ‘please do not contact your local doctor or any local hospital including Princess Margaret Hospital when you have concerns about the circumcision. Please contact OUR doctors, whether during office hours, or after hours when Dr Levitt will be available to take your call for urgent matters.’

Dr Levitt includes the above statement on his website, because he is aware that Princess Margaret Hospital may release details of botched circumcisions and other complications from his clinic to the media. This is the statement from Princess Margaret Hospital:

“Only about 5 per cent of male babies born in WA in the past two years have undergone the procedure, suggesting that parents are less likely to want their sons circumcised. But it is still common enough, its opponents say, that Princess Margaret Hospital for Children admits half a dozen baby boys each year suffering from infection or hemorrhaging because of it. Princess Margaret Hospital specialist Dr Philip King said it was an unnecessary operation performed on babies when they were most vulnerable to infection and bleeding.”

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Dr Muhammad Mateen

Dr Muhammad Mateen

Indian doctor Mohammed Mateen Ui Jabbar was suspended for three months over his attempted circumcision of a 26-month-old boy which resulted in gross swelling and severe scarring of the toddler’s genitals.

Apart from Dr Jabbar having his medical licence suspended for 3mths, Dr Jabbar has ongoing restrictions on his ability to engage in the circumcision of minors. Specifically, Dr Jabbar is only permitted to “circumcise infants up to the age of 4 months in his clinic” and “on children 5 years to 18 years in a hospital or approved day care facility with appropriate anaesthesia under the supervision of and as directed by a consultant anaesthetist”.

Dr Jabbar also appeared before the board two years ago when he was reprimanded for “unnecessarily” touching a patient’s breasts before telling her they were “sagging” and could be corrected with a breast lift or implants.

Read more here.

 

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