We’ve just received comments on our blog piece from the QC Clinic, Coventry – firstname.lastname@example.org. It’s a nonsensical response, full of inaccuracies, from someone who, let us remind ourselves, makes money from illegally mutilating male minors’ genitals. He will shortly be on the Directory of Known Genital Mutilators, and we’ll post a link to that.
While reading the comments you should be aware the police were very clear (in their discussions with us) that they were in touch with the 12-year-old boy, and his family, in Coventry. They explained the boy’s scheduled circumcision appointment had been cancelled, and why. They provided details of the case which we have not yet put in the public arena. We’ve pointed the QC Clinic to four of William Collins’s pieces on MGM:
The QC Clinic’s comments:
Circumcisions are performed in hospitals all over the country for health reasons and many hospitals in the country perform circumcisions for cosmetic reasons. There are many civilised countries that have a large male circumcised population, for instance America (which boasts the most advanced medical research and medical facilities in the world) has an 80% male circumcised population. Our clinic is very well run we ensure best practice, everyone is consulted especially the patient. There are many long term health benefits that outweigh the disadvantages of getting circumcisions done.
If our clinics that are professionally run and work with all the authorities close down then we will be replaced by backstreet circumcision places, and only then will we be well within our rights to discuss circumcision and mutilation in the same sentence. So please, if you are truly concerned then think of the bigger picture people. Any protests are pointless as circumcisions are perfectly legal as long as they are performed by professionals, consulted and consented for.
Our clinic were the ones who in fact informed the police and child protection agencies (they were none the wiser) about a possible boy of 12 fearing circumcision, while you were too busy stiring up hate without knowing the facts, we were instead acting responsibly. The police initially thought there was a child of that description on our patient list but after contacting our bookings department they realised this patient wasn’t on our list.
We work very closely with all the authorities, and they are more than happy with the best practices and measures we take to ensure child safety. Our clinic is the most professional and patient centred clinic in the UK, we work with only NHS staff. We have qualified therapists and nurses on site. We do consent children and speak to them separately from their parents or family members just to make sure there’s no force or pressure.
If you are well and truly concerned for male justice you should be protesting against back street clinics and that don’t have all these measures and best practices in place. Thank you for your time and apologies for all this misunderstanding.
We look forward to protesting outside the clinic again.
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