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Understanding the psychological harm of male circumcision

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Keele University

Keele

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This workshop is designed to explore the psychological harm experienced by men who have been circumcised, either as a baby, child or adult.

The aim of the workshop is to enable counsellors and therapists to recognise the specific symptoms not always acknowledged by the client and others, and to help professionals provide an appropriate response.

PLEASE NOTE NEW DATE OF THE EVENT: 16 January 2018.

Other details remain the same. If you have booked, your reservation will be moved to the new date unless you let us know otherwise.

This damage is often trivialised and goes unrecognised by health care professionals, family and friends, and sometimes by the individual himself. Research has shown that symptoms of PTSD are often present in
circumcised men, sometimes lifelong. It can present as, or trigger, a multitude of other psychological conditions, such as OCD, agoraphobia or depression.

Genital Autonomy has sourced speakers from 15 Square which is the leading specialist charity in the UK dealing with this issue. 15 Square has an extensive archive of correspondence from damaged men but has always
struggled to find counsellors who can deal appropriately with the specific harm.

Introductory morning sessions will feature presentations by knowledgeable speakers on topics related to non-therapeutic genital surgery. The day will include talks from men affected, telling of their personal experiences about the harm and lack of available sympathetic help. Following this will be an open forum discussion about the issues raised and the desired and appropriate responses from counsellors There are many men who would benefit from a series of sessions with counsellors who are trained to deal with their particular damage.

Genital Autonomy is hoping to compile a register of accredited counsellors and therapists who have attended one of our training sessions and are better equipped to deal with this subject.

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