Paul Mason

At the Launch For the 10th Symposium on Ganital integrity. London 2008I am very sorry to hear that Paul Mason has been replaced as Children’s Commissioner for Tasmania. Paul took a very enlightened view of the cutting of children’s genitals. I am sure Paul will continue to work towards an age when all children can grow up to make a fully informed choice about the form and function of their genitals. This blog wishes Paul the very best for the future, thank you Paul.

John Taylor 1932-2010

It was with great sadness that I learned of the death of John Taylor. John’s work exploded the myth that the foreskin in the human male was just spare skin, his work showed that the foreskin is a specialised and vital part of male sexual anatomy. The following is a quote from John’s obituary.

“…John spent 27 years at the Health Sciences Centre as a forensic pathologist, teacher and researcher and was an Associate Professor of Pathology at the University of Manitoba. His heart research, which included a special interest in the development of the human heart from embryo to adult, was published in the Canadian Journal of Cardiology. However, the research that gave John international recognition was the work he did to support a growing opposition to routine infant circumcision. His publication in the British Journal of Urology was a courageous and creative effort to secure the genital integrity of infant boys born today and in the future…”

Read the full text here.