Wednesday, February 3, 2016

FACEBOOK: Another Reported Circumcision Botch

This was in my Facebook news feed today.

These happen all the time on Facebook but rarely make the news.

How many *aren't* being reported?

What's the real rate of risks and complications?

The risks of circumcision include infection complications, including MRSA, herpes and gangrene, a botched operation that may need correction later on, an aesthetically displeasing result for which there can be no correction (e.g. such as too much skin removed, pulling up hairy skin onto the shaft, uneven scars etc...), partial or full ablation of the glans (head of the penis) if not the entire shaft itself, hemorrhage and even death.

Considering that circumcision is not medically necessary in a healthy infant, how is putting a healthy child at these risks conscionable?

These are circumcision cases that parents have decided to post on Facebook.

Consider that there are other cases which, for reasons of shame or protection, remain secret.

The cases presented here and otherwise were perfectly preventable.

Otherwise healthy children don't need to be put at any of these risks.

Given that male infant circumcision is elective, non-medical surgery, how is it that any number of botches, complications and death is deemed "acceptable?"

When is American Medicine going to come clean about non-medically indicated infant circumcision?

Saving Our Sons is an intactivist non-profit organization engaged in an effort to provide parents and practitioners with research-based information on intact care and circumcision. Visit their homepage or like them on Facebook.

1 comment:

  1. Isn’t it strange that America is a much more religious country than other western nations? Perhaps part of it is that they feel compelled to pray for circumcision victims whose health and life are in danger when this unnecessary surgery goes drastically wrong. In Europe, where cutting the genitals of male infants is rare, there is much less reason to “keep him in your prayers”.