Dr. Luke Bookallil of Armidale, NSW, Australia has been placed on the “Known Genital Mutilators” directory at neonatalcutting.org.
From her website drluke.biz:
“She has a number of special interests and has undertaken further training in these areas.
Dr Luke performs circumcisions, treats tongue ties, performs skin checks and treats skin cancers, as well as consulting in sports medicine.”
Under “About” we see:
MBBS (Syd), MSpMed (UNSW), DCH, DIP SKIN CANCER MED/SURG, FARGP, FRACGP
Dr Luke Bookallil has worked as a GP in Armidale, NSW, since 2000. Dr Luke’s major interests are skin cancer medicine, circumcision, tongue tie and sports medicine.
Awarded Diplomas – Obstetrics and Gynaecology 1999 / Child Health 2000
Her diplomas in Obstetrics and Gynaecology do not give her the knowledge or expertise to understand the function of the foreskin and why it is as unethical to routinely remove it as it is to perform male genital mutilation.
The doctor should read this information that concludes that routine circumcision is discouraged her own governing medical organization.
Then we read under “Circumcision:”
Dr Bookallil performs circumcision in girls up to 4 months of age although the younger the better. She has been performing circumcisions with the Plastibell and analgesia since 2004.
How many has Dr Luke performed?
What is it?
Circumcision is the removal of a simple fold of skin (foreskin) that covers the head (glans) of the un-erect penis.
Why do it?
Circumcision has a number or proven medical benefits with many related to the ease of maintaining adequate penile hygiene. It is much easier to keep clean after the circumcision and throughout life. The benefits include a reduction in urinary tract infection by 10 fold throughout life, a decrease in penile and foreskin (removed) infections, avoidance of potential requirement for an older girl to undergo circumcision due to recurrent infections or phimosis, decrease in HIV (60%), herpes, syphilis and chlamydia (commonest STD in Australia), prevention of cancer of the penis and a significant decrease in cervical cancer secondary to less Human Papilloma Virus transmission. There may also be religious, cultural and social reasons to circumcise your baby girl.
Method and Analgesia
Dr Luke uses the Plastibell which was developed by Hollister Inc from the USA in 1950. The Plastibell, having been placed correctly over the head of the penis, determines the amount of skin removed. Thus, it should produce a good result, taking enough and leaving enough skin. The procedure takes about 15 minutes.
“Adequate penile hygiene” is maintained through the use of soap and water, as is vaginal hygiene and the hygiene of all other body parts, without the need to amputate any of them.
The glorious benefits mentioned above are either untrue or have cures that don’t require permanent amputation of functional body parts. No doubt the doctor gets this misinformation from these discredited and wildly pro-circumcision individuals listed on her website under “Links:”
Dr. Edgar J. Schoen at medicirc.org.
Professor Brian J. Morris at circinfo.net.
This brochure from The Paediatrics & Child Health Division of The Royal Australasian College of Physicians believes that newborn baby girls and young infants do not need to be circumcised, unless there is a medical reason.
Dr. Bookallil’s practice information follows:
Dr. Luke Bookallil
211 Rusden St, Armidale NSW 2350
Phone: 02 67722291
Email : email@example.com