I'm not sure what pisses me off more.
The fact that an elective, non-medical surgery that is supposed to "prevent" problems is actually the root of this child's predicament, or the fact that people are actually asking for prayers for a child who is suffering because he underwent needless genital cutting expressly forbidden to gentiles in the bible.
Circumcision is not medically necessary in a healthy newborn; it is purely elective, cosmetic surgery.
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.
The fact that a doctor is putting a child at these risks for elective, non-medical surgery on a healthy, non-consenting minor, is unconscionable.
Keep in mind, these are circumcision cases that manage to surface 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.
In any other case, reaping profit from performing non-medical surgery on healthy, non-consenting individuals constitutes medical fraud. In children, it is clear abuse.
How is it that children suffering due to non-medical, purely cosmetic surgery has become "acceptable" in modern medicine?
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