In private offices, physicians can charge as much as $400 per procedure, and at major hospitals, a single circumcision can rack up $2,000 in hospital fees. At 1.3 million babies circumcised annually, that's an industry of between $520,000,000 and $2,600,000,000 a year.
Thus American medical organizations are faced with the difficult situation of having to choose between publishing data, or disenfranchising their members who reap profit from performing the procedure.
Hospitals are not required to release data concerning any adverse effects of circumcision, and physicians who have reputations to protect, and lawsuits to avoid, have incentive to purposefully misattribute them to other causes, or simply keep them floating, and disconnected from circumcision.
A child suffered hemorrhage from a wound. (Which wound?)
A child died of hemorrhage. (Why was the child bleeding in the first place?)
Physicians and hospitals are careful to omit circumcision from the picture.
Here are the latest cases of circumcision botches that have been posted on Facebook.
The child was already suffering enough as it is; doctors brought him even closer to death by performing this elective, non-medical procedure on him.
How is it these doctors aren't being sued for charlatanism and malpractice?
In this case, a grandmother discovers the child is bleeding without stopping, and asks for prayers.
Prayers that would not have been needed had the child not been put through this needless procedure.
Here too, it seems the child was already suffering due to other medical conditions, but they decide to compound his situation further.
Why does this child have to "fight?"
What did he do that he has to defend himself at this age?
An irony that they are asking for "prayers" after doing something to their child that is expressly forbidden in the Bible.
Male infant circumcision has risks.
Risks that doctors and hospitals with money to gain would rather minimize, or not mention at all.
The risks include infection, partial or full ablation, hemorrhage and even death.
Tales on Facebook abound, but the great majority will never make it to news outlets.
Given that circumcision is an elective, non-medical procedure, how is it conscionable that healthy, non-consenting minors are being put at these risks to begin with?
How is any number of children succumbing to any of these risks above zero conscionable?
Is the AAP counting? Because we certainly are.
The foreskin is not a birth defect. Neither is it a congenital deformity or genetic anomaly akin to a 6th finger or a cleft. Neither is it a medical condition like a ruptured appendix or diseased gall bladder. Neither is it a dead part of the body, like the umbilical cord, hair, or fingernails.
The foreskin is not "extra skin." The foreskin is normal, natural, healthy, functioning tissue, present in all males at birth; it is as intrinsic to male genitalia as labia are to female genitalia.
Unless there is a medical or clinical indication, the circumcision of a healthy, non-consenting individuals is a deliberate wound; it is the destruction of normal, healthy tissue, the permanent disfigurement of normal, healthy organs, and by very definition, infant genital mutilation, and a violation of the most basic of human rights.
Without medical or clinical indication, doctors have absolutely no business performing surgery in healthy, non-consenting individuals, much less be eliciting any kind of "decision" from parents.
Genital mutilation, whether it be wrapped in culture, religion or “research” is still genital mutilation.
It is mistaken, the belief that the right amount of “science” can be used to legitimize the deliberate violation of basic human rights.
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