Risks: damage, trauma, death

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Deaths from Circumcision

Known deaths from circumcision range anywhere from 100-200 per year. However, many other deaths due to circumcision go unknown because the cause of death is classified as something else. Thus, it is estimated that the actual number of fatalities as a result of this elective, cosmetic procedure is much higher than the current numbers on … Continue reading

Baby Dies from Circumcision Surgery Blood Loss and Heart Failure

Circumcision claims yet another life. http://homeopathyworldcommunity.com/group/parentsforhomeopathy/forum/topics/circumcision-death-of-a?commentId=3101571%3AComment%3A101632&xg_source=activity&groupId=3101571%3AGroup%3A129

What were the real reasons behind David Reimer’s suicide?

“David Reimer was one of the most famous patients in the annals of medicine. Born in 1965 in Winnipeg, he was 8 months old when a doctor used an electrocautery needle, instead of a scalpel, to excise his foreskin during a routine circumcision, burning off his entire penis as a result.” Full article here: http://www.slate.com/id/2101678/

The psychological impact of circumcision

Conclusion: “There is strong evidence that circumcision is overwhelmingly painful and traumatic. Behavioural changes in circumcised infants have been observed 6 months after the circumcision. The physical and sexual loss resulting from circumcision is gaining recognition, and some men have strong feelings of dissatisfaction about being circumcised. The potential negative impact of circumcision on the … Continue reading

Circumcision’s complications: what could go wrong?

‎"Tissue removed in a circumcision cannot truly be replaced or re-grown. However, there are so many complications from infant circumcision that there is a flourishing sub-specialty of pediatric urologists who treat children with severe circumcision-induced complications. Dr. David Gibbons is one such pediatric urologist serving the Washington, DC area. He has seen so many bad … Continue reading

Neonatal Seizures following Lidocaine Administration for Elective Circumcision

“We report a case of a 25-day old, former 34-week gestation male newborn who experienced neonatal seizures following administration of subcutaneous lidocaine for regional anesthesia during an elective circumcision prior to discharge.” Full text here:  http://www.nature.com/jp/journal/v24/n6/full/7211123a.html

Neonatal Cortisol Response to Circumcision with Anesthesia

“Eleven male newborns were circumcised with a local dorsal penile nerve block, and 13 controls were circumcised without anesthetic. Matched pairs of pre- and postcircumcision cortisol levels in the two groups were compared. The adrenal cortisol response to surgery was not significantly reduced by the administration of lidocaine. Blood sampling and anesthetic injection of venipuncture … Continue reading

$10M for circum-slicing

“A Brooklyn federal judge has awarded $10 million to the victim of a circumcision gone horribly wrong.” http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/brooklyn/for_circum_slicing_2axm86gq4Ax5jSHp8RvOUM

Mothers’ Stories

A collection of stories submitted by various mothers, recounting their experiences with circumcision: http://www.circumcisionquotes.com/mothers.html

"I think this child has an infected penis after neonatal circumcision…"

“CASE REPORT A 6 day old male was circumcised uneventfully using the Plastibell technique in the pediatrician’s office. Two days later the patient developed penile shaft swelling and blistering accompanied by a temperature of 38.3 degree celsius.” *Warning – the link below contains graphic images of infection caused by a botched plastibell circumcision. http://www.infocirc.org/fourn.htm