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No it didn't go wrong. He was in a lot of pain for a couple of weeks though, as was I listening to him. I have very strong disagreements with the need for circumcision and had naively thought that my simply refusing consent would be sufficient. I researched it and one has to get a court order if trying to get it done alone without the other parent present or consenting. It can only be done privately as the NHS do not recognize it as a medically necessary procedure and in my opinion quite rightly so. This was and is clearly not a legality that concerns this particular GP or his manager. I think this needs reforming. I liken it to FGM and think it ought to be outlawed.
Had the correct form been used a) my partner would herself had become more informed of exactly what was involved with the procedure (something she wasn't prior) and quite possibly would have reconsidered having it done in the first place, and b) without the second signature it would not have legally been able to take place so would not have even occurred. So yes, the outcome would and should have been different, And my son would not have gone through enormous pain and discomfort for no reason and nor would he now be at the increased risk from the potential complications and sexual disadvantages that reportedly occur with a large percentage of males circumcised. Here's the model form I found which I sent to them. I can provide and image of the one they have been using. file:///C:/Users/home/Downloads/NOCIRC%20-%20Model%20Circumcision%20Informed%20Consent%20Form.htm
The immediate aftercare involved a nappy change every 2 hours and delicate clean with oils 2/3 times a day for around 2 weeks before it desensitized to the point where he didn't scream any more. .
Ok, understood aside from what is meant by 'recovery'. Could you clarify please?
Not really I'm afraid. My whole point with my query in the first place is that the surgery took place illegally and therefore the money paid for it was also procured fraudulently. My intention therefore is to secure a return of the monies and also to see a reform at this surgery as there is evidence that it is not being run ethically.
Ok, this is more useful. Thank you. One more clarification: within 14 days of what? Now? Or when the surgery occurred? If It's the latter, what are my options then as this occurred back in January?
Ok. I have already already done that, only I gave them 7 days. I needed to get genned in on exactly what options would then be available to me should this then be necessary. Those form refs/links would provide this. Thanks Alex.