Circumcision Academy of Australia
The Circumcision Academy of Australia (former name: Circumcision Foundation of Australia) is an alleged medical organisation which "aims to promote reliable medical research information on circumcision as a public health issue and facilitate education on good clinical practice. In addition it supports parental and individual choice in obtaining medical or religious circumcision in the Australian community. It is not aligned with any medical body nor with any particular religious faith". They state to be aligned with the Circumcision Academy of America which confirms that they don't see themselves as a medical body.
The Circumcision Academy of Australia has been a near total failure at its apparent goal of advancing the practice of male circumcision in Australia, because the incidence of circumcision is reported to be near its all time low of about four percent.
In their "List of Possible Circumcisers", they describe themselves as
|“||Provides the latest, scientifically accurate information on benefits and risks of circumcision, as well as lists of doctors who perform infant, child and adult circumcisions. The Academy is a medical body only and does not provide medical procedures.|
– Brian J. Morris (assumed) (List of Possible Circumcisers - Circumcision Foundation of Australia 2020-03-02)
In fact, they also openly advertise at the same time to be "the only Australian medical organisation devoted to male circumcision". All their statements and even their "meta-studies" state that they are rather "the only Australian medical organization obsessed with male circumcision". The website references the circumcision fetish site circinfo.net and quotes many papers by Brian J. Morris which (of course) reference papers of himself over and over again, too. It is obvious that his circular conclusions are driven by his obsession for circumcision and require little further attention.
The Circumcision Academy of Australia seems to have been a failure in promoting circumcision in Australia, as the incidence of non-therapeutic infant circumcision has declined rapidly to only four percent of newborn boys.
They transparently and proudly list their "board" and members, many of whom are either themselves identified as circumfetishists or have a clear financial interest in circumcision, particularly as physicians specialized in circumcision. Morris repeatedly recruits alleged co-authors for his pseudo-scientific elaborations from this very dubious "pool of experts".
What is shocking is that this organization still claims that neonatal circumcision does not require general anaesthesia, instead of correctly stating that neonatal circumcision is neither medically indicated nor can it be performed under general anaesthesia without endangering the life of the child. Thus, the CAA perpetuates the myth that newborns do not feel pain.
Board and members
IntactiWiki lists all known members of this Brian Morris "enterprise" because chances are that many of them are only paper tigers or non-specialist supporters and pure circumcision fetishists like Morris himself. As the Intactivists of Australia and New Zealand already found out in 2012, the website is or at least was hosted on web servers of the University of Sydney, his former employer, while he was asked by them to remove his stuff from their servers in 2011 already. It seems to be obvious that Morris still is the motor and head of the CAA, too, and just hides from the frontline by declaring to be only their "Secretary". Effectively, he seems to maintain the website, gives his contact address, and designs all "studies" which he writes himself and collects "co-authors" for from his organization.
They have published a List of Possible Circumcisers which promotes most of their members as circumcisers "for medical and cultural reasons". The document is stored in the IntactiWiki pool at File:List of Possible Circumcisers - Circumcision Foundation of Australia.pdf.
|Name||Function||Profession||Interest in circumcision||Remark|
|Phillip M. Katelaris||(current alleged) President||urologist||income through circumcisions assumed|
|Brian J. Morris||Secretary||retired professor of molecular medical sciences||circumfetish proven||seems to be the motor of it all|
|Norman J. Blumenthal||Treasurer||obstetrician and gynaecologist||income through circumcisions||only babies up to 4 weeks|
|Mohamed Hajoona||Surgical Training Co-ordinator||general practitioner||income through circumcisions|
|Alex D. Wodak||Public Health Advisor||physician||income through circumcisions, circumfetish proven|
Other current members
|Name||Profession||Interest in circumcision||Remark|
|Ono Alex-Ohunyon||physician||income through circumcisions and frenulectomies|
|Mojtaba Athari||cosmetic physician||income through circumcisions||his practices are entitled "Melbourne Vasectomy & Circumcision"|
|Luke Bookallil||general practitioner||income through circumcisions|
|Gordon R. Campbell||general practitioner||income through circumcisions assumed||complex medical patients and chronic disease management|
|Stephen Paul Cowie||male general practitioner||income through circumcisions assumed|
|Guy Cox||botanist||circumfetish proven||former University colleague of Brian J. Morris|
|Karen A. Duggan||nephrologist (renal specialist)||income through circumcisions assumed|
|Roger Fabian||male GP||income through circumcisions||probably supports "cultural" circumcisions|
|John F.W. Garvey||general and diagnostic surgeon||income through circumcisions|
|Parshotam Gera||neonatal and paediatric surgeon||income through circumcisions||openly promotes cultural circumcisions|
|David Golovsky||urological surgeon||income through circumcisions assumed|
|Athos Katelaris||urologist||income through circumcisions assumed|
|Tamer Kahil||surgeon||income through circumcisions||all ages (!)|
|Mahomed Khatree||obstetrician & gynaecologist||income through circumcisions||has done over 5,000 circumcisions on baby boys|
|David A. Kirkman||general practitioner||income through circumcisions||over 35 years performing circumcisions (neo-natal incl.)|
|Sean E. Kennedy||senior lecturer in paediatric nephrology||circumfetish assumed||former University colleague of and co-author for Brian J. Morris|
|Stephen R. Leeder||emeritus professor of public health and community medicine||circumfetish assumed||former University colleague of and co-author for Brian J. Morris|
|Andrew Li||surgeon||income through circumcisions||all males as of 5 years of age|
|Peter Lim||general practitioner||income through circumcisions|
|Michael Lowy||"sexual health physician"||circumfetish assumed||board member of ‘Impotence Australia’|
|Eugenie R. Lumbers||emeritus professor of physiology||circumfetish assumed||former University colleague of and co-author for Brian J. Morris|
|Adrian Mindel||Professor of Sexual Health Medicine||circumfetish assumed||former University colleague of Brian J. Morris|
|Colin Moore||surgeon||income through circumcisions||all males as of 6 months of age|
|Stephen Morris||NN||circumfetish assumed||the most obscure person on that list for now|
|Mohammad Jacques||retired intensive care nurse||circumfetish assumed||already retired in 2014 at the latest|
|Adeolu O. Obatayo||physician||income through circumcisions|
|Dinesh Patel||physician||income through circumcisions||babies only between 3 and 7 weeks; other males as of 16 years|
|Khalid Aziz Qidwai||surgeon||income through circumcisions assumed|
|Samuel Raftery||anaesthetist||circumfetish assumed|
|Michael Read||physician||income through circumcisions|
|David Robinson||ophthalmic surgeon||income through circumcisions|
|Terry Russell||physician||income through circumcisions||specialized in circumcision for boys since 1993; immediate past President 2010–2017; has performed more circumcisions than anyone else in Australia.|
|Ashraf Saddik||physician||income through circumcisions|
|Milton Sales||physician||income through circumcisions||only babies between 3 and 7 weeks|
|Leslie Schrieber||Associate Professor in the Faculty of Medicine and Health||circumfetish assumed||former University colleague of and co-author for Brian J. Morris|
|Mohammad Salahuddin Sharier||physician||income through circumcisions|
|Shyam Sharma||physician||income through circumcisions|
|Wasfy Shahin||general practitioner||income through circumcisions|
|Adrian C. Sheen||physician||income through circumcisions|
|E. Jeff Tarr||physician||income through circumcisions|
|Rahul S. Tipnis||male practitioner||income through circumcisions||performs circumcision for all age groups|
|David Phillip Walkom||gynaecologist||income through circumcisions|
|Roger Waterfield||physician||income through circumcisions|
|David Webb||physician||income through circumcisions|
|Peter Wein||gynaecologist||income through circumcisions||names himself "circumcision specialist doctor"|
|Jennifer M. Wheatley||paediatric surgeon||income through circumcisions|
|Frederick Ross Wilson||physician||income through circumcisions|
|Amanda B. Young||general surgeon||income through circumcisions||openly promotes religious circumcisions|
Previous members (or no longer mentioned officially)
|Name||profession||Interest in circumcision||Remark|
|Anthony Dilley||physician||income through circumcisions||performs up to 40 circumcisions a week|
|Robin J. Willcourt||gynecologist and obstetrician||income through circumcisions||found guilty of disorderly conduct|
- (23 August 2012).
Intactivists of Australia: Meet the. Retrieved 7 July 2022.
Circumcision Foundation of Australia
Circumcision Academy of Australia, Australia, Circumcision Academy of Australia. Retrieved 7 July 2022.
- File:List of Possible Circumcisers - Circumcision Foundation of Australia 2020-03-02.pdf
About us. Retrieved 7 July 2022.
Members of the Academy. Retrieved 7 July 2022.
- (23 August 2012).
Meet the. Retrieved 7 July 2022.
Circumcision Academy of Australia