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This is a link to an article about a doctor in Hamilton, Ontario who runs "The Circumcision Center"

http://www.thespec.com/news/crime/article/320682--34-more-sex-charges-against-pediatrician

 

As more docs and hospitals are refusing to provide this "service" more of these types of "businesses" are popping up.

 

This guy claimed to offer the "Best value for circumcisions in Ontario"  Wonder why.

http://canada411.yellowpages.ca/bus/Ontario/Hamilton/Circumcision-Centre/1831269.html?what=circumcision&where=hamilton%2C+ON&le=e792c9041a

 

This makes me ill.

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Drs. who circumcise... ALL?  Or just this one?

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Drs. who circumcise... ALL?  Or just this one?



 

Obviously not ALL lol, don`t be silly.  I just find it ironic ( in a horribly bad way) that a doctor who makes his living cutting little boys penis` is being charged with sexual assault of a minor.


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Wouldn't surprise me in the slightest. Anyone who can do that for a living....

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Sadly it's not ironic... it's pretty normal these days.  People entrusted with some sort of care with children are the ones we have to worry so much about.
 

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Obviously not ALL lol, don`t be silly.  I just find it ironic ( in a horribly bad way) that a doctor who makes his living cutting little boys penis` is being charged with sexual assault of a minor.



 

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 I just find it ironic ( in a horribly bad way) that a doctor who makes his living cutting little boys penis` is being charged with sexual assault of a minor.



No kidding!  I can't help but look sideways at anyone who makes a living cutting little boy's penises. They may not necessarily be pedophiles, but there is something very irrational going on in their heads.

 

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No kidding!  I can't help but look sideways at anyone who makes a living cutting little boy's penises. They may not necessarily be pedophiles, but there is something very irrational going on in their heads.

 

Hey folks?  This is wrong, this road that you are going down. 

 

I agree with anything anybody wants to say about circ being wrong, but maligning members of a profession based on something they are expected to do as a routine part of their job is neither correct or compassionate.  Accusations of pedophilia are about as heavy as it gets, and as a member of this community, I can't ignore them.  I know not everyone on this thread agrees with what was said in the bolded quote above, but come on.

 

It reminds me of my ex-MIL who said female OB/GYNs must all be lesbians.  It was said out of ignorance, I guess, not malice, but still.  Wrong.

 

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wha?   that really makes no sense, if that's what you're implying.

 


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Hi Hildare.  Are you referring to OP or what I said about my MIL?  Just checking.


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lol... both are pretty silly, but i meant the comment about the implication that a doc who performs circ is a pedophile.  i never get to type without either the newborn on the boob or the two year old being clingy.  one handed typing = unclear posting, sorry

 


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 Accusations of pedophilia are about as heavy as it gets, and as a member of this community, I can't ignore them.  I know not everyone on this thread agrees with what was said in the bolded quote above, but come on.

 

 


I think you misinterpreted what I stated. First, my answer was a somewhat tongue-in-cheek reply to the TITLE of the thread. Second, there is a "not" in the middle of my sentence.

 

However, having said that, I do not believe that any doctor is compelled to circumcise little boys. That is a choice that they, themselves have made. I have far more respect for those nurses and doctors who honor their oath "To do no harm" and refuse to participate in the custom.
 

 

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That is a choice that they, themselves have made. I have far more respect for those nurses and doctors who honor their oath "To do no harm" and refuse to participate in the custom.


 

I do agree with this.  My husband refused to perform them in residency, and it was not an issue once he explained his moral and ethical objections.  Interestingly, he had an attending physician who was very pro-circ and referred to it as "sharpening the baby's pencil" and seemed to be very excited about performing them, which my husband found disturbing.  The attending physician was later found to be involved in a child pornography ring and lost his license to practice medicine.  My husband has always regretted that he ignored his instincts on this guy.  I am not saying that all doctors who are pro-circumcision are pedophiles, but I think that there could be a connection in some cases. 

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Isn't it a known thing that fire fighters are sometimes fire starters?  And, that pediatricians are sometimes pedophiles?  (I'm thinking of a ped in Delaware, USA, who was arrested on many, many counts of molesting children.)  And, that police officers are sometimes criminals?

 

Now, it could be that they are no more likely than any other person in a population, but I heard of this way before this thread.

 

Just for the record, I'm not accusing anyone of anything.

 

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Originally Posted by hlg1212 View Post Interestingly, he had an attending physician who was very pro-circ and referred to it as "sharpening the baby's pencil" and seemed to be very excited about performing them, which my husband found disturbing.  The attending physician was later found to be involved in a child pornography ring and lost his license to practice medicine.  My husband has always regretted that he ignored his instincts on this guy.  I am not saying that all doctors who are pro-circumcision are pedophiles, but I think that there could be a connection in some cases. 


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I suppose some circumcisionists could be pedophiles, but what about pro-intact doctors who need to check for hernias in young teens?

 

If you assume there's a link on one side of the equation, I think it's only fair to assume a link of the other.

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Hey--any of you folks who are linking pedophilia to doctors who circumcise actually know a doctor in real life?  Or a doctor who performs circumcision?  Or are married or have a S/O who does them? 

 

There are every kind of criminal in every kind of job, period.  I refuse to believe anybody goes into med school because they are looking forward to the day they can get sexual gratification from doing a circ.  Just nope.

 

I am not advocating circumcision, but I sure am advocating realizing that many people have parts of their job that they wish they didn't have to do or would prefer not to do.

 

And, yes, I do know that there are doctors who refuse to do circs. 

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Hey--any of you folks who are linking pedophilia to doctors who circumcise actually know a doctor in real life?  Or a doctor who performs circumcision?  Or are married or have a S/O who does them? 

 

I have a cousin who is married to a doctor that was a GP all his working life (now long retired). He told me once that they circumcised all the little boys that were in that hospital "unless the mother had serious objection".  Now I know he is not a pervert or a pedophile, but I have always wondered why they were so keen to cut every boy that they could get their hands on.

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also, just to stir the pot, i was under the impression that most circs were actually performed by the ob/gyn and not a pediatrician.


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Hildare:  Quite correct.   Peds are typically not surgeons.


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First of all, in this area, peds do more circumcisions than OBs.

 

Second of all, being familiar with this case (and anti-circ,) I find the inferences offensive and trivializing.


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