On Tuesday 20th February the ban on non-therapeutic male circumcision proposed by some of Iceland’s politicians will be discussed on the Emma Barnett show at 12:30 GMT.
Richard from MDC will be one of the people in the studio and there will be input from an Icelandic politician, a victim of MGM and at least one representative from a community that continues to practice circumcision.
The charity Genital Autonomy’s January 16th workshop at Keele University, “Understanding the psychological harm of male circumcision,” resulted in four professional therapists taking on the treatment of men suffering the mental health consequences of non-therapeutic male circumcision.
The attention these qualified therapists have given the issue marks an important step forward in recognising the harm caused by male circumcision, and providing sympathetic treatment for the problems that some men subsequently experience.
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”.
Following the Crown Prosecution Sevice’s decision to take no further action regarding the case of the Nottingham GP who circumcised a boy with no parental consent, MDC was invited to talk on the Verity Cowley programme on Sunday, November 12th. The link to the iPlayer should work until Saturday, December 9th, 2017. The interview starts at approximately 1 hour 9 minutes and 10 seconds.
The BBC News web site also carries this report about the Nottingham case. Top human rights barrister Saimo Cahal QC (Hon), pictured below, aims to take the case further.
Barrister James Chegwidden takes us through the English Court’s current views on genital autonomy. The presentation was given at Keele University, September 2016. This video is essential viewing for anyone interested in child protection and the Family Courts in particular.