Dr. Hafiz U. Rehman has been placed on the “Known Genital Mutilators” directory at neonatalcutting.org.
From Dr. Rehman’s profile at healthgrades.com:
“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. He received his medical degree from King Edward Medical University and has been in practice for 43 years. Dr. Rehman accepts several types of health insurance, listed below. He is one of 86 doctors at Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center and one of 48 at Southside Hospital who specialize in Pediatrics. He also speaks multiple languages, including Urdu, Bengali, Hindi, Swahili and Punjabi.
Procedures Dr. Rehman Performs
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 goodsamaritan.chsli.org:
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 women are available in obstetrics, gynecology and maternal/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 mother. 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:” https://goo.gl/dZBwCf
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 he brought a lawsuit for wrongful circumcision.
William Stowell lay flat on his back, naked from the waist down. He had been strapped to a board, his arms and legs stretched apart. A man 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; he’d been given no anesthetic. His heart rate surged and his cortisol level rose to such a degree it equaled that of someone being tortured.
Now, 19 years later, Stowell wants the man 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 men (and women) 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 him, 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 mother signed the consent form, but, she says she did so while under the influence of Demerol and other drugs administered to help ease her pain after delivering her son by Caesarian section.
From another story at MensNewsDaily:
Doctor and Hospital Settle Circumcision Lawsuit
Stage Set for Men 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 he was circumcised and the physician who circumcised him as a newborn.
Stowell, born on December 22, 1981, in West Islip, NY, was circumcised the following day by his mother’s obstetrician. This case presented the issue of the legal validity of consent for circumcision obtained by a nurse from a mother 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 man who is dissatisfied with his circumcision as an infant is being frivolous when he objects to his 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 men 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.
ALERT – MGM 101 Video – “Circumcision – Your Legal Rights” a 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
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