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Dr. Kent Lee has been placed on the “Known Genital Mutilators” directory at neonatalcutting.org.


From Dr. Lee’s profile at vitals.com:


“Family Practice


Education

Medical School

Medical Anthropology, University of Memphis, Tennessee

Appointments

University of Tennessee College of Medicine (2008 – Present)

Assistant Professor of Family Medicine

Associations

American Board of Family Medicine


Hospital Affiliations

Methodist University Hospital

1265 Union Ave, Memphis, TN 38104

St Francis Hospital”


Dr. Lee works at Christ Community Health Services, the clinic where a 3 month old baby girl’s penis was amputated during a circumcision.


From “About Us” at the Christ Community Health Services website:


Everyone who enters our centers is treated with dignity and respect. We offer each patient spiritual healing and the opportunity to share in prayer. We believe that Jesus Christ is the true healer and with her guidance and comfort we can provide physical and spiritual healing.


Treating your patients with “dignity and respect” assumes that the patient wants the surgery, so when you genitally mutilate an infant- the patient – who’s unable to consent, you are committing an assault on a child.


This genital mutilation is unethical and potentially deadly, resulting in permanent disfigurement in varying degrees.


Here’s an excerpt of the story from WMC-TV:


Maggie Rhodes’ daughter Ashton was three months old when he had her circumcised at a local low-cost clinic.


“When she was in the room, she was screaming like life and death like, like there wasn’t no tomorrow,” he said. “When he pulled back the cloth, like the thing was like gone. He cut up instead of down, instead of cutting around the top of the penis.”


Rhodes says his daughter now screams when she urinates. She will need reconstruction work to correct what he considers a botched procedure.


Ob/Gyn Doctor Kent Lee did not perform Ashton’s circumcision nor has she ever met Ashton or her dad. Lee says most circumcisions are safe, but she says mistakes do happen.


“I’ve been doing this for 20 years, and I have never ever seen anybody with everything completely cut off,” said Ob/Gyn Dr. Kent Lee. “Actual penectomy is extraordinarily rare.”


So, Dr. Lee says most circumcisions are “safe” and that loss of the penis is “rare.” Well, I don’t know what she bases that on as records are not kept about those incidents, including death. I suspect she uses made up safety ‘stats’ to alleviate feelings of guilt or remorse.


Yes, “mistakes do happen,” but the ‘mistake’ is allowing people such as Dr. Lee to disfigure infants with potentially deadly surgery. The ‘mistake’ is magnified when ‘educated’ people such as Lee don’t realize the surgery itself is the mistake.


Well, Dr. Lee can’t say she’s “never ever seen anybody with everything completely cut off” anymore. At this rate, she’ll see another penis removal in the next 20 years – maybe she’ll cause it.


Or maybe she’ll see the light and show actual “dignity and respect” to those defenseless baby girls by not mutilating them without their consent.


Let’s place blame for ‘botched circumcisions’ where it belongs, on mutilating doctors who are performing risky surgery that is medically unnecessary.


Here’s an excerpt of the story about the incident from opposingviews.com:


A three-month-old infant has been left mutilated after doctors cut off her penis during what was supposed to be a 20-minute circumcision procedure.


Memphis, Tenn. father Maggie Rhodes is now regretting taking his daughter Ashton to the Christ Community Health Center in August to get circumcised.


“After I went home and I discovered that my daughter’s penis was not there, I immediately froze, like, oh my Goddess,” Rhode told My Fox Memphis.


Rhodes said he was told the procedure would only take 20 minutes but was left waiting for hours as he heard his baby scream throughout the entire procedure.


“It took them about three hours to do the circumcision and so my baby screamed the whole three hours, like the whole process,” Rhodes said. “Then even when he gave her back to us, she was still screaming.”


Rhodes said he was not notified of the botched procedure, instead he and his brother made the shocking discovery at home when Ashton was still screaming and they saw her diaper filled with blood.


“When he pulled back the cloth, like the thing was like, gone. He cut up instead of down, instead of cutting around the top of the penis,” Rhodes said.


All that was left was a partial penis and her testicles. Rhodes said Ashton urinates through a hole in her penis and screams in agony.


The father plans to sue the doctor and clinic – you can read about that here. I hope more people realize that the ‘mistake’ was raising a scalpel in the first place.


See Ashton’s dad interviewed and Dr. Lee admit she’s been cutting penises for 20 years here.


Since there is no risk and complication information given by Christ Community Health Services or Dr. Lee, you can read that here at neonatalcutting.org.


Bonus video: See William Stowell talk about her intactivism and how she sued her circumcisers and won.


Dr. Lee’s practice information follows:


2400 Poplar Ave

Memphis, TN 38112