Workshop on psychological harm

Genital Autonomy has organised a workshop day “Understanding the psychological harm of male circumcision” for therapists at Keele University, Staffs, 16 January 2018.

The workshop at Keele aims to increase therapists’ understanding of the genuine psychological problems that can follow non-therapeutic male circumcision.

Men with physical problems as a result of non-therapeutic circumcision such as skin tags, bridges, narrowed meatus (narrow pee hole) or a bent or twisted penis are cared for by the medical profession.

Men who have psychological problems as a result of non-therapeutic circumcision, and report them, are often dissmissed being told something like “It can’t be that, it is something else that’s wrong with you”.

 

Thornhill Clinic protest

The last of the blinds were being drawn as we arrived and the normal opening hours were altered from the afternoon to the morning.

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Our biggest protest yet, including candidates for the political parties Justice for Men and Boys (and the women who love them) and the Green Party.

The campaign to protect boys, and all children from the unnecessary medical interventions of powerful, vociferous adults is growing. Cutting the genitals of any child, boy, girl or intersex without an immediate medical imperative is being seen by more and more people as an abuse of children’s rights, minds and bodies, which indeed it is.

Lobbying the Tory party

Manchester was the venue for the Conservative party conference and with the support of the political party Justice for Men and Boys (and the women who love them) Men Do Complain lobbied the delegates attending the conference. Also we met a lot of the protesters who had come to make their views known. There is a lot of sympathy for our campaign and with more supporters next conference season we can start to bring the sorry practice of genital mutilation to an end for all children.