Open Letter of Concern to '6th ISHID Hypospadias Workshop' and affiliated Clinics
VIDEO 3 'Bodily integrity & self-determination' - IGM Type 1 - Tiger Devore
VIDEO 2 'Unnecessary & harmful' - IGM Type 1: 'Hypospadias Repair' - Tiger Devore
VIDEO 1 Tiger Devore talks IGM Type 1, Part1/4: 'Clitoral Cutting vs. Hypospadias Repair'

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   TABLE OF CONTENTS:
   1.  I$HID: IGM Global Inc.
   2. "6th I$HID Hypo 2015": Live Pedo Surgery Nonstop
   3.  Lucrative Human Rights Violations:    
        A Millionaire from Intersex Genital Mutilations
   4.  Info + Protests: All the Dates

Just one week after 'D$Dnet' + 'I-D$D' in Belgium, on Sun 21.–Wed 24.6. the next Global Intersex Genital Mutilators Conference takes place near Frankfurt/Germany:
The infamous '6th ISHID Hypospadias Workshop' – mostly "Live Surgery"!

INFO EVENING: Mon 22.6. 19h @ Uni FFM, Studierendenhaus Bockenheim, Raum K2
7 PEACEFUL PROTESTS + OPEN LETTER: Seligenstadt + Offenbach Sun 21 – Wed 24

@ MainChateau + Emma Klinik Seligenstadt + Sana Klinikum Offenbach (see below)

1.  I$HID: IGM Global Inc.

The "International Society on Hypospadias and Disorders of Sex Development (ISHID)" was founded in 1999 as a global Intersex Genital Mutilators Association consisting mostly of paediatric surgeons focused on the proliferation of IGM practices in "emerging countries".

(The original name, from which the still current acronym "ISHID" stems, was "International Society on Hypospadias and Intersex Disorders" [!].)

Since 2005, "I$HID" pushes biannual so-called "World Congresses", which amongst persons concerned are particularly notorious for their constant emphasis on "Live Intersex Genital Mutilations". (In 2007, also "EuroDSD" and "DSDnet" Chief Olaf Hiort was featured prominently.)

Ethics and human rights are traditionally absent in the "scientific programme" of the "ISHID World Congresses".

The greater the astonishment (and the indignation) amongst "I$HID" participants of the "4th World Congress 2011" in London, when they were confronted by nonviolent protests and vigils by StopIGM.org for the whole duration (see photo >>> more on demotix).

The 2011 Open Letter signed by IGM survivers from Europe, Africa and North and South America was left unanswered by the "I$HID" powerholders, despite initial announcements to the contrary.

2. "6th I$HID Hypo 2015": Live Pedo Surgery Nonstop

The programme of "6th ISHID Hypospadias Workshop" in Seligenstadt/FFM (Germany) consists mostly of live genital mutilations on defenceless children (!!!), which take place in the local Emma Kinik (see programme, PDF), and (like it says on the tin) the "Workshop" focuses on "masculinising genital corrections" a.k.a. surgical "hypospadias repair", today the most frequent IGM practice, and particularly frailed with complications [WARNING!!!].

(The separate "D$D part"  of the "World Conference" (provisonal programme, PDF) originally announced for 24.-27.6. in Lübeck (homebase a.o. of "EuroD$D" and "D$Dnet") has been tacitly cancelled in the meantime.)

Main organisers of the "Seligenstadt Workshop" are longterm resident and notorious serial mutilator Prof. Ahmed T. Hadidi and one of his willing local clinics, the Privatklinik Emma Seligenstadt GmbH & Co. KG, where also the live mutilations are scheduled to be perpetrated (see programme, PDF).

In addition, Hadidi also "works" at the (Sana) Klinikum Offenbach GmbH (Teaching Hospital of the Goethe Unversity Frankfurt/M), where according to "Weiße Liste" in Jahr 2012 alone in total 896 defenceless children were mutilated, notably with below average patient/parent satisfaction according to investigations by german helth assurances AOKs, BARMER GEK and hkk (PDF, in german).

Since 2007, Hadidi is listed as a "senior consultant for paediatric surgery" both at Klinikum Offenbach and Emma Klinik Seligenstadt. In a 2008 joint press release, the two clinics and Hadidi boasted of already 300-480 mutilations annually (PDF, in german).

3.  Lucrative Human Rights Violations:
     A Millionaire from Intersex Genital Mutilations

"More than a million Euros" did Seligenstadt-Tycoon Ahmed T. Hadidi funnel into the I$HID venue "MainChateau" in 2013, according to the Offenbach Post (in German) – see photo of Hadidi announcing the project together with the Seligenstadt Mayor, who will also speak during the "Workshop's" opening ceremony – and in the same 2013 press article, Hadidi also already officially announced this year's live mutilations ("1. Internationaler Seligenstädter Hypospadie-Workshop").

Even amongst his paediatric surgeon peers, Hadidi is notorious for aggressively marketing "hypospadias repair" online, while glossing over / omitting complication risks. As parents report, children are dismissed as "successfully repaired" without further follow-up after 1 1/2 years – despite the fact that many seriously dangerous complications [WARNING!!!] (including urethral strictures, sometimes leading to kidney failure!) frequently only appear after 5 to 10 years (!!!).

On the other hand, is Hadidi known for insisting on repeated cosmetic "redo repairs" ("he's just such a perfectionist", says one mother) – a common complaint by survivors also of other mutilators, i.e. that continuous "repeat repairs" only stop when the persons concerned are old enough to actively resist further "repairs".

The international Intersex NGO StopIGM.org will nonviolently protest and educate vs. the "6th I$HID Live Mutilation Workshop" from Sun 21. - Wed 24.6.:

4.  Info + Protests: All the Dates

• INFO EVENING: Monday 22.6. 19:00h, Uni Frankfurt a.M.
Studierendenhaus am Campus Bockenheim, Raum K2, Mertonstraße 26-28,
"Intersex Genital Mutilations – and the Struggle to End Them"
Daniela Truffer and Markus Bauer (StopIGM.org)
Presentation followed by Q&A / Discussion
In cooperation with Autonomes FrauenLesben Referat (AFLR) of Uni FFM

• 7 PEACEFUL VIGILS + OPEN LETTERS:
   Seligenstadt + Offenbach, So 21. - Mi 24.

    "STOP Intersex Genital Mutilations!"

'6th I$HID Hypospadias Workshop' with 'Live Surgery'

Sunday 21.06.2015: MainChateau Seligenstadt
#1: 18:30-20:30  MainChateau, Kleine Maingasse 16-18, Seligenstadt (Nähe Haupteingang)

Monday 22.6.2015: MainChateau + Emma Klinik Seligenstadt
#2: 07:00-12:30  MainChateau, Kleine Maingasse 16-18, Seligenstadt (Nähe Haupteingang)
#3: 13:30-18:00  Emma Klinik, Frankfurter Straße 51, Seligenstadt (Nähe Haupteingang)

Tuesday 23.6.2015: Emma Klinik + MainChateau Seligenstadt
#4: 09:30-12:30  Emma Klinik, Frankfurter Straße 51, Seligenstadt (Nähe Haupteingang)
#5: 13:30-19:30  MainChateau, Kleine Maingasse 16-18, Seligenstadt (Nähe Haupteingang)

Wednesday 24.6.2015: MainChateau + Sana Klinik Offenbach
#6: 07:45-12:30  MainChateau, Kleine Maingasse 16-18, Seligenstadt (Nähe Haupteingang)
#7: 13:30-15:30  Sana Klinikum Offenbach, Starkenburgring 66, 63069 Offenbach am Main (Nähe Haupteingang)

Help reminding the perpetrators that it is NOT OK to mutilate defenceless children!

VIDEO 3 'Bodily integrity & self-determination' - IGM Type 1 - Tiger Devore
VIDEO 2 'Unnecessary & harmful' - IGM Type 1: 'Hypospadias Repair' - Tiger Devore
VIDEO 1 Tiger Devore talks IGM Type 1: 'Clitoral Cutting vs. Hypospadias Repair'
>>> Open Letter of Concern to '4th ISHID World Congress 2011' (PDF)
>>> Press Release 17.09.2011: 'Hermaphrodites Target Pedo Docs'
>>> VIDEO 'Three Vigils': ISHID 2011 Protests

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