Circumcision Academy of Australia

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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".[1] They state to be aligned with the Circumcision Academy of America which confirms that they don't see themselves as a medical body.

Self-understanding

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)[2]

Circumfetish

In fact, they also openly advertise at the same time to be "the only Australian medical organisation devoted to male circumcision".[1] 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".

Perpetuating myths

What is shocking is that this organization still claims that neonatal circumcision does not require general anaesthesia[3], 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[4] 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.

Board

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)

The following persons were formerly listed as members and had been checked by the Intactivists of Australia and New Zealand:[5]

Name profession Interest in circumcision Remark
Anthony Dilley physician income through circumcisions performs up to 40 circumcisions a week[5]
Robin J. Willcourt gynecologist and obstetrician income through circumcisions found guilty of disorderly conduct[5]

See also

External links

References

  1. a b REFweb Circumcision Academy of Australia, Australia, Circumcision Academy of Australia. Retrieved 7 July 2022.
  2. File:List of Possible Circumcisers - Circumcision Foundation of Australia 2020-03-02.pdf
  3. REFweb About us. Retrieved 7 July 2022.
  4. REFweb Members of the Academy. Retrieved 7 July 2022.
  5. a b c REFweb (23 August 2012). Meet the Circumcision Academy of Australia. Retrieved 7 July 2022.