I'm going to be honest with you and say that I've been very busy. There is a whole lot that I'd like to touch on and devote due time to, but life keeps getting in the way. Every time I think "Oh! This is something I think I should blog about," life pulls me in a different direction. My job! My children. The wife... Basic human rights for boys and men is an important issue that's always at the back of my mind, but the truth is I need to take care of my responsibilities as an employee, a dad and a husband. Someday I will be able to dedicate to the issues I care about the time they deserve.
This month, I'm joust going to post the pictures I saw on Facebook and let them speak for themselves.
I've said it before, and I'll keep saying it; the risk of male infant circumcision include infection, partial or full ablation, hemorrhage and even death. Circumcision may make breastfeeding difficult. The example seen here are only what some parents dared to make public on Facebook. Circumcision botches are so common that some doctors specialize in "correcting" circumcisions.
Because male infant circumcision is an elective, cosmetic procedure, any risk above zero is unconscionable.
Are parents being made aware of these risks?
I'm going to close with this image:
It's bears noting that this last mishap happened in Israel. Jewish advocates of male infant circumcision love to say that when a mohel performs a circumcision, there is never any risk, because a mohel does this for a living, he and the procedure are mandated and protected by "god," et cetera, et cetera.
Male infant circumcision has needless risks, regardless of who performs it and why, period.
I have taken the liberty of posting a link to the article described in the picture above, here.
FACEBOOK: Another Baby Fighting For His Life Post Circumcision
MADERA, CA: Another Circumcision Complication
CIRCUMCISION BOTCH: Another Post-Circumcision Hemorrhage Case Surfaces on Facebook
LAW SUIT: Child Loses "Significant Portion" of Penis During Circumcision
CIRCUMCISION BOTCHES: Colombia and Malaysia
CIRCUMCISION DEATH: This Time in Russia
FACEBOOK: KENTUCKY - Botched Circumcision Gives Newborn Severe UTI
FACEBOOK: Circumcision Sends Another Child to NICU - This Time in LA
GEORGIA: Circumcision Sends a Baby to the NICU
CIRCUMCISION DEATH: This Time in Italy
FACEBOOK NEWS FEED: A Complication and a Death
INTACTIVISTS: Why We Concern Ourselves
MALE INFANT CIRCUMCISION: Another Baby Boy Dies
CIRCUMCISION: Another Baby Dies
CIRCUMCISION DEATH: Yet Another One (I Hate Writing These)
Another Circumcision Death Comes to Light
CIRCUMCISION DEATH: Yes, Another One - This Time in Israel
FACEBOOK: Two Botches and a Death
CIRCUMCISION DEATH: Child Dies After Doctor Convinces Ontario Couple to Circumcise
ONTARIO CIRCUMCISION DEATH: The Plot Thickens
Joseph4GI: The Circumcision Blame Game
Phony Phimosis: How American Doctors Get Away With Medical Fraud
FACEBOOK: Two More Babies Nearly Succumb to Post Circumcision Hemorrhage
FACEBOOK: Another Circumcision Mishap - Baby Hemorrhaging After Circumcision
What Your Dr. Doesn't Know Could Hurt Your Child
FACEBOOK: Child in NICU After Lung Collapses During Circumcision
EMIRATES: Circumcision Claims Another Life
BabyCenter Keeping US Parents In the Dark About Circumcision
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC: Circumcision Claims Another Life
TEXAS: 'Nother Circumcision Botch