Dr. Gerald Young of Auckland, New Zealand has been placed on the “Known Genital Mutilators” directory at neonatalcutting.org.
From the CityMed website we read about the doctor:
“Dr Gerald Young
BHB, MBChB (Auckland), FRNZCGP
I have been a medical practitioner in the city since 1988. I have been working from CityMed since it was started in 2000. I am one of the directors of CityMed.
I have a special interest in surgical procedures done under local anaesthetic in our specially designed outpatient theatres in CityMed. This allows us to perform surgical procedures very cost effectively, for example a hernia can be repaired for under $2500 which is one of the cheapest rates for this procedure in New Zealand. Prior to my general practice training I was a surgical registrar for 3 years in the Auckland Surgical Training Programme.
Procedures offered include:
Skin lumps and skin cancer surgery
Vasectomy – no scalpel keyhole technique
Umbilical Hernia Mesh Repair
Inguinal Hernia Repair – Open Mesh technique
I am an approved examiner for Australian Immigration Medicals and New Zealand Immigration Medicals.
My interests outside of work are presently centred around trying to be a Dad to four children. When time allows I play a bit of tennis.”
Too bad the doctor sullies himself by mutilating baby boys’ genitals along with curing disease and treating harmful conditions.
Under “Circumcision” we find a list of supposed reasons for circumcision. Here’s that list with my comment for each one:
“REASONS FOR CIRCUMCISION:”
“Hygiene”- soap and water cleans all body parts, no need to amputate
“Other infections”- whether or not there is a miniscule difference in infection rates for intact men, that’s irrelevant when using a condom and practicing safe sex. I credit the doctor for this common sense information:
Uncircumcised adults have an additional increase in the risk of foreskin infection, such as candida (thrush) especially if they also have diabetes.
There have been studies that have shown that some sexually transmitted infections (STIs), particularly herpes, gonorrhea and syphilis, are less frequent in circumcised men. Other STIs such as – NSU and genital warts have similar rates in both groups, one recent study suggests NSU may be higher in circumcised men.
Studies from Africa have shown that circumcised men are at less risk of becoming HIV infected than uncircumcised men however this is not reproduced in USA studies. The suggestion has been put forward that the reason for this is that there is a different HIV subtype in Africa than in developed countries, which may account for the difference.
However circumcision cannot be promoted as a protection from contracting any STI including HIV.
“Religious Reasons”- no religion gives anyone the right to harm anyone else without their consent, a violation of civil rights and the law.
“Cultural Reasons”- harmful traditions that violate an infant’s bodily autonomy also violates the law.
“Medical Reasons”- there is no medical reason to amputate the foreskin in the absence of disease.
“Social/Sexual”- most of the world is intact; anyone who thinks what nature made is ugly is free to mutilate themselves only.
“Cancer Risk”- see “Medical Reasons” above.
Here’s some information given by the doctor:
Complications of circumcision range from 2% to 10% The following are possible complications:
Infection – this is easily treated with topical or oral antibiotic.
Post operative persistent bleeding – this may need a suture or cautery to stop the bleeding.
Meatal stenosis – where the opening of the urethra becomes narrowed which makes it hard to pass urine. This is rare and should not happen with good post-circumcision care.
Excessive skin, skin bridging, stitch sinus are other rare problems that can occur and may need surgery to repair.
Too much skin removed.This is caused by the procedure being performed by an inexperienced operator.
Glanular ulceration. This can occur in association with post operative infection.
Other inadvertent injury during surgery – to the urethra and to the penis.
Anaesthetic complications; this is rare with local anaesthetic but there is a risk of allergy to local anaesthetic.
Secondary phimosis if the foreskin grows back over the penis after circumcision. This is avoided by following the post circumcision cleaning instructions.
Secondary chordee caused by scarring after circumcision.
HOW DO I CARE FOR THE FORESKIN IF CIRCUMCISION IS NOT DONE?
These are the cleaning instructions that I give to my patients. The foreskin should be cleaned each bath time, like any other part of the body, this should be done by gently pulling the foreskin back as far as it will go without any force (as this may cause the foreskin to tear) and any collection trapped in the foreskin gently cleaned. With time the foreskin will retract back further and further until completely free. Once the boy is old enough to wash himself he should be taught how to clean the foreskin daily himself. I also advise boys to get into the habit of pulling the foreskin back to urinate so that they do not urinate through the foreskin, as this helps to reduce foreskin irritation and infection, but they must remember to pull the foreskin forward again when finished.
Death is a possible outcome of circumcision, and bleeding is a complication in 100% of circumcisions.
All those complications for surgery that isn’t needed and ruins a man’s sex life – why?
The info on how to care for the foreskin is helpful – all parents should have this information.
The doctors practice information follows:
Ground Level, Quay West Building, 8 Albert Street, Auckland City, 1010
Ph: 09 377 5525
— gary costanza (@jerrytheother) February 14, 2017