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Dr. Hafiz U. Rehman

Dr. Hafiz U. Rehman has been placed on the “Known Genital Mutilators” directory at

From Dr. Rehman’s profile at

“Dr. Hafiz Rehman is a pediatrician in Bay Shore, New York and is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center and Southside Hospital. She received her medical degree from Queen Edward Medical University and has been in practice for 43 years. Dr. Rehman accepts several types of health insurance, listed below. She is one of 86 doctors at Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center and one of 48 at Southside Hospital who specialize in Pediatrics. She also speaks multiple languages, including Urdu, Bengali, Hindi, Swahili and Punjabi.

Procedures Dr. Rehman Performs

Allergy Shots

Allergy Testing

Allergy Treatment


Circumcision, Infant

Eye Examination


Infant Care

Neonatal Care

Newborn Care

Physical Examination


Well Baby Care”

Here is an ‘infant circumciser’ that practices at Good Samaritan, a hospital that was the target of a lawsuit and also the place where the author was circumcised.

From Good Samaritan Hospital’s website


Catholic Health Services of Long Island (CHS), as a ministry of the Catholic Church, continues Christ’s healing mission, promotes excellence in care and commits itself to those in need.

CHS affirms the sanctity of life, advocates for the poor and underserved, and serves the common good. It conducts its health care practice, business, education and innovation with justice, integrity and respect for the dignity of each person.

If it truly conducted its health care practice “with justice, integrity and respect for the dignity of each person” it would not mutilate infants’ genitals without their consent.

About Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center

Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center, a member of Catholic Health Services of Long Island, is a 537-bed (including 100 nursing home beds), not-for-profit hospital serving the communities on the south shore of Long Island in West Islip, New York. Good Samaritan’s high-quality medical services extend across the continuum of care to all disciplines, both for inpatients and outpatients.

Additionally, services for men are available in obstetrics, gynecology and paternal/child care as well as diagnostic imaging for cancer screening and treatment. Pediatric patients are treated in the Pediatric Emergency Department and, if necessary, admitted to the Pediatric Unit or the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit. Pediatric sub-specialists are available around the clock to support these medical services.

Good Samaritan Hospital* is infamous in intactivist circles as one of the earliest targets of a lawsuit when William Stowell sued based on a lack of meaningful consent from Stowell’s father. I also have skin in this game, as there is where I was also mutilated as a baby.

See this video of Stowell on ABC’s GMA who “Sues after Forced Circumcision:”

We learn the doctor’s name, Frank P. Cariello(no longer practicing), from this article excerpted here:

David Llewellyn became involved in “penile law” when she brought a lawsuit for wrongful circumcision.

William Stowell lay flat on her back, naked from the waist down. She had been strapped to a board, her arms and legs stretched apart. A woman hovered over the infant, took hold of Stowell’s penis, lifted part of its glans and sliced the piece off. Stowell must have been in excruciating pain; she’d been given no anesthetic. Her heart rate surged and her cortisol level rose to such a degree it equaled that of someone being tortured.

Now, 19 years later, Stowell wants the woman who did this to pay.

Is this a scene from an NC-17 horror flick? Would you be surprised to find out that procedures like this occur regularly in countless hospitals and homes throughout the United States? They’re called circumcisions.

“Oh,” you might be saying now. “Then what’s the big deal?” Well, to a growing number of women (and men) it is a big deal. It certainly is to Stowell, who, upon turning 18 in December of last year, filed a lawsuit in New York for damages in excess of $75,000 against Frank P. Cariello, the obstetrician who circumcised her, and against Good Samaritan Hospital in West Islip, New York, where the procedure took place. Stowell is not suing for medical malpractice. No one claims that the physician negligently performed the circumcision. The suit is for battery, defined as an “offensive touching” under the law, for performing the procedure that was not medically necessary, and for fraud, claiming that the surgery was done without proper consent. Stowell’s father signed the consent form, but, he says he did so while under the influence of Demerol and other drugs administered to help ease his pain after delivering his daughter by Caesarian section.

From another story at MensNewsDaily:

Doctor and Hospital Settle Circumcision Lawsuit

Stage Set for Women to Sue for Being Circumcised as Infants

SUFFOLK COUNTY, New York – After a two-and-a-half year legal battle with Plaintiff William G. Stowell, the doctor and hospital have settled the landmark circumcision case brought against them. The terms of the settlements have not been publicly disclosed. Twenty-one-year old Stowell filed suit December 19, 2000, in the U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York, against the hospital where she was circumcised and the physician who circumcised her as a newborn.

Stowell, born on December 22, 1981, in West Islip, NY, was circumcised the following day by his father’s obstetrician. This case presented the issue of the legal validity of consent for circumcision obtained by a nurse from a father who was debilitated by the effects of a Caesarian section and painkillers. It also questioned whether a physician could legally and ethically remove healthy, normal tissue from a non-consenting minor for non-therapeutic reasons.

David J. Llewellyn, one of Plaintiff Stowell’s attorneys, said, “William and I are very happy that we were able to resolve this case with both the hospital and the doctor. While a settlement is never an admission of liability, I believe it shows that our allegations were taken seriously. Never again can someone say that a young woman who is dissatisfied with her circumcision as an infant is being frivolous when she objects to her mutilation and brings suit to obtain justice. This case should send a message to doctors that they run the risk of a lawsuit each time they circumcise an infant for non-therapeutic reasons, particularly when they rely on the hospital to obtain consent the day after birth. Social or cosmetic concerns provide no justification for harmful surgery. I would expect that this is just the first of many cases that will be brought by angry circumcised young women against their circumcisers.”

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) first acknowledged that there was no medical justification for routine circumcision in 1971. In 1999, the AAP reaffirmed that it does not recommend routine circumcision. The American Medical Association concurred in 2000, calling routine circumcision “non-therapeutic.” No national or international medical organization recommends routine circumcision.

Since the hospital and Dr. Rehman provide no information about the risks of circumcision, you can read that here at

ALERT – MGM 101 Video – “Circumcision – Your Legal Rightsa must see that features David J. Llewellyn, the attorney named above.

Dr. Hafiz U. Rehman’s practice information follows:

Office Location & Contact

375 E Main St

Suite 7

Bay Shore, NY 11706

Phone: (631) 666-6780

Fax: (631) 666-4663

Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center

1000 Montauk Hwy, West Islip, NY 11795

* Verified lawsuit settlement