Dr. Michael S. Green has been placed on the “Known Genital Mutilators” directory at neonatalcutting.org.
From his website drmsg.com:
“Dr. Michael S. Green is board certified in both Family Medicine and Obstetrics and Gynecology. He is currently providing primarily Obstetrics and Gynecology services in his role as Chief of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Centers for Family Health in Ventura County California.
Dr. Green loves to camp with his family. He enjoys fishing, hiking and on-line gaming with his boys. He also enjoys boogie boarding, skiing, cooking, and entertaining.”
As a women’s doctor, and probably circumcised at that, he knows nothing about the foreskin, and is obviously ignorant of the human rights violation he brings on his unwilling – and unconsenting – patients.
My personal advice is to make the child look like other males in his family and peer group. Life may be easier for the child if he looks like the other male members of the family and his community. Ultimately this is a choice for the parents to decide. There are reasonable arguments on both sides of the debate. The choice becomes a balance of medical as well as social issues.
On what planet does Green’s personal advice matter when it comes to risky and unnecessary surgery of an unconsenting infant? The same planet that allows said infant’s parents to ‘consent’ to this permanent amputation, a planet that needs a wake-up call when they allow doctors to modify an infant’s genitals because they or the parents want them to look ‘right.’
I don’t recall any ritual where men or women compare their genitals, and when it happens accidentally, GET REAL – don’t avoid the elephant in the room, explain that some boys were mutilated against their will and the intact and uncircumcised penis is the normal version, not the other way around.
From Dr. Green’s “Procedure” video:
Complications from circumcision are very rare. Bleeding can occur but is usually easily controlled at the time of the procedure. Infection is possible but surprising a rare event. Injury to the penis itself is incredibly unusual. The local anesthetic, the cream or the injection, work very well. It is my opinion that in most cases circumcision is more difficult for the parent than it is for the baby.
Complications are not rare, and actually 100% of these babies will have deformed and scarred penises and some level of trauma and nervous system damage. Injury to the penis is also 100%, and we have no way of knowing if the mutilation is “more difficult for the parent than it is for the baby.”
Dr. Green’s practice information follows:
120 N. Ashwood Ave.
Ventura, CA (805) 658-5800
2361 Vinyard Ave
Oxnard, CA 93030
— gary costanza (@jerrytheother) March 12, 2016