Welcome to Circumcision Academy of Australia: Advice and help for your son's newborn circumcision

About the Circumcision Academy of Australia

Protecting the health of your newborn boy now and in the future

About the Circumcision Academy of Australia

  • The Circumcision Academy of Australia provides scientifically accurate medical information on male circumcision and contact details of doctors who perform newborn circumcision as well as circumcision of older boys and men in Australia and New Zealand. 
  • The Academy was formed in 2010 at a meeting of leaders in public health policy and medical science at the National Centre in HIV Epidemiology and Clinical Research (now the Kirby Institute) at St Vincent's Hospital in Sydney. The Academy is a not-for-profit incorporated association registered in the state of New South Wales, Australia. Its aims are to provide reliable evidence-based medical research information on why circumcision is important for  public health and individual well-being, as well as circumcision facts arising from the latest research. The Academy also aims to facilitate education on good clinical practice.
  • In this regard it produced the first evidence-based policy statement on infant male circumcision in Australia and published this is a peer-reviewed medical journal: scirp.org/journal/PaperInformation.aspx?paperID=17415 
  • It should be noted that other policy statements in Australia, such as that by the RACP in 2010, are not evidence-based, so should not be relied on. You can read why by accessing the scholarly critique by experts published in an official peer-reviewed journal of the RACP: ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22805686 
  • The current policy statement on infant male circumcision by the prestigious American Academy of Pediatrics supports the procedure for its health benefits and low risk: pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/early/2012/08/22/peds.2012-1990?sid=adf5d5c7-b916-43ca-a0cb-662b34e9587d
  • The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention also supports circumcision of males in infancy and at later ages, citing the numerous health benefits and low risk. See: researchgate.net/publication/315976072_CDC%27s_Male_Circumcision_Recommendations_Represent_a_Key_Public_Health_Measure
  • High quality brochures are available for free download at circumcisionaustralia.org and in multiple different languages from circinfo.net
  • The Academy supports parental and individual choice in obtaining elective and parent-approved male circumcision in the Australian community. The Academy is not aligned with any other medical body nor any religious faith or other entity.
  • Members are medical practitioners, medical scientists and other health professionals. circumcisionaustralia.org/pdf/CAA_MEMBERS_2017.pdf

Help your son by protecting him from adverse medical conditions in early infancy and beyond

List of doctors in Australia who perform circumcisions

  • The Academy provides an extensivie list of doctors' names, contact details and  other information if available in order that parents can arrange for their boy to receive a circumcision.
  • For the free list, simply click: circumcisionaustralia.org/pdf/LOC_ANZ_CAA_2017_12.pdf

Why it is important to have your newborn son circumcised

  1. Help your son by protecting him from various adverse medical conditions in early infancy and onwards for the rest of his life.
  2. The benefits of early infant male circumcision include protection against kidney infections, inferior hygiene, sexually transmitted infections that include HIV, HPV, genital herpes and others, physical problems caused by the foreskin, penile inflammation, penile and prostate cancer. The benefits exceed the risks by over 100 to 1, the risks being virtually all trivial and easily treated with complete resolution. Over their lifetime 1 in 2 uncircumcised males will suffer an adverse medical condition attributable to their foreskin. Some of these (genital cancers and HIV/AIDS) can be fatal. (See recent review and risk-benefit analysis relevant to Australia and New Zealand –> Early infant male circumcision: Systematic review, risk-benefit analysis, and progress in policy (2017): ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=morris+bj+2017+world 
  3. Circumcison will also help protect his future female sexual partner(s) from sexually transmitted infections, such as high-risk HPV that is the cause of almost all cervical cancers and chlamydia that can cause infertility in women. 
  4. Male circumcision is now regarded by many authorities as a 'surgical vaccine'. It makes sense that any responsible parent will take advantage of giving their son the lifelong protection that circumcision affords. 
  5. Early infancy is the best time to have him circumcised. Soon after birth the procedure is quick, cheaper, convenient, very low risk, results in the optimum cosmetic outcome, and the benefits accrue immediately. See: ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?
  6. Be aware though that just as there are opponents of childhood vaccination, there are opponents of infant male circumcision. Each use fallacies and scaremongering tactics to dupe the gullible. Their claims have been disproven by strong scientific evidence. 
  7. Sexual function, sensation and pleasure has been proven beyond all reasonable doubt in multiple high quality research studies from around the world to be the same or better in circumcised men compared with uncircumcised men. ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=morris+bj+2013+sexual+function
  8. The nerve endings responsible for sexual please reside in the hard of the penis and underside, not the foreskin: Histological correlates of penile sexual sensation: Does circumcision make a difference? onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/sm2.67/full
  9. For more information go to: circinfo.net  and  circumcisionaustralia.org
  10. VIDEO: Tara Brown interviews Professor Morris on '60 Minutes' sixtyminutes-fore-and-against-the-case-for-circumcision
  11. VIDEO: Professor Morris explains the benefits and recent trends for the Mayo Clinic Proceedings: youtube.com/watch?v=6Oq9GONsBIk&feature=youtu.be
  12. List of all publications by Professor Emeritus Brian Morris on male circumcision: circumcisionaustralia.org/pdf/Circumcision_Pubs_Morris.pdf

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