SickKids of Toronto, Ontario has a “clinic” that encourages and performs infant genital mutilation on UnSickKids, ironically a symptom of a sick society that lacks medical ethics and devalues boys, men, and male sexuality.
He ‘works’ at the Newborn Circumcision Clinic at SickKids of Toronto, Ontario. He either performs or supervises infant genital mutilations, also known as circumcisions, on healthy (not SickKids) newborn baby boys, and alas, for no medical reason.
He knows this amputation of healthy tissue is unnecessary, unethical, and risky, yet he continues to perform it and/or force others to perform it, under threat of termination.
Here’s his bio from the website:
“Walid A. Farhat, MD, FRCSC, FACS, GPLLM
Paediatric Urologist, The Hospital for Sick Children
Professor, Department of Surgery, University of Toronto
Associate Surgeon-in-Chief of Education
Surgical Undergraduate Coordinator
University of Toronto
Dr. Walid Farhat is a Professor with the Department of Surgery, University of Toronto, and a Paediatric Urologist with The Hospital for Sick Children. After joining SickKids in 1998, Farhat has gradually developed a unique niche within the urology field in the education, clinical and research arenas. His most recent expansion of practice has been within the medicolegal area after completing his Global Professional Master of Laws with the University of Toronto
Farhat is the Fellowship Program Director in the Division of Urology, as well as the Associate Surgeon in Chief of Education for the Department of Surgery. He is continuously involved with the hands on education, and successfully initiated and organized the Pediatric Urology Laparoscopy Course (PULC) for the past 11 years, teaching the basic skills of laparoscopy through didactic lectures and hands on pig lab (www.sickkids.ca/lap).
His research in robotics, investigates the mechanical restrictions in small animal models and the technical and ergonomic details for successful multi-quadrant surgical approaches. To enhance collaboration and fasten the development of robotic surgical tools, Farhat has created a robotic forumhttp://lab.research.sickkids.ca/purc/forums/. Farhat also oversees several science research projects in urinary bladder tissue engineering, and the basic structure of the urinary bladder, its physical characteristics with particular emphasis on the early stages of urinary bladder development in animal models.”
Under “What to expect during your visit,” we read:
You and your baby will meet a urology fellow and a registered nurse. Before circumcision, the doctor who will perform the procedure will speak with you. This is a discussion of the reasons for circumcision, the benefits, risks and alternatives, and ensures that you understand what will happen during the procedure. You will have lots of time to ask questions.
You should discuss what pain control measures will be used during and after the procedure. Your doctor may use a local anesthetic. Swaddling, oral sugar solutions or acetaminophen (Tylenol) may be given as well, but should not be used as the primary method of pain relief.
To perform the procedure, the doctor places the baby on a special table and cleans the baby’s penis and foreskin. First, the baby gets medicine so he won’t feel pain. This might be a cream on the skin or a needle into the base of the penis. Then they use special tools to cut off the foreskin. The doctor completes the procedure by wrapping a bandage (called gauze) around the baby’s penis to protect it from rubbing against the diaper.
The baby may cry during the procedure and for a short while afterward. Local anesthesia can greatly reduce your baby’s discomfort.
The baby will feel pain, despite the above lie, and the alternative to this is no circumcision , with no risks, unlike this procedure that results in scarring, loss of sensitivity, loss of foreskin function, sometimes lifetime complications needing further surgery, and death.
Dr. Farhat’s practice information follows:
555 University Avenue
General inquiries: 416-813-1500
Patient information/locating: 416-813-6621