Again a child suffers for its parents’ “religious” self-centered folly.
Kuznetsova, a devout Russian Orthodox Christian, says the boy’s parents must be held accountable for his death, regardless of whatever religious reasons they had for circumcising him at home and denying him proper medical attention. She also told reporters that there’s no need for additional legislation in response to this death, explaining that existing laws against endangering children are sufficient to prosecute those responsible.
Russian Police Investigate the Parents of a Boy Who Died After a Home Circumcision
Hospital mutilation of infant goes wrong. Infant dies. On average I notice at least one death from around the world reported every month. I have only heard of one FGM death in the world in the past six months. Few people seem to care about boy babies getting slit up …
The WHO (World Health Organisation) should treat all children equally and not just protect girls from circumcision …
Baby dies after circumcision surgery
American academic paper which raises all the main issues. Things are beginning to change in the USA. I hope to see all children, boys,girls, and intersex, protected from genital mutilation. The law and medical ethics should be applied without gender bias. If society can override the wishes of irrational religious people concerning gay marriage – then secular law should protect all children from religious blood rites. It is a sad condemnation of western society that the feelings of adults are addressed before the harm to children. Religion has no right to demand genital mutilation of boys – and everyone in society needs to wake up to this. People who promote this should be treated like people who promote FGM. Equality for boys.
Excellent article on the odds of medical intervention being required for the male foreskin.
“… Let’s set ethical arguments about pain, consent, divine design, etc. aside for now. Let’s just look at the math. What are the odds that your son will actually need to have a circumcision later?”
Circumcision Math: Does it add up?
Intactivist’s effort to get Amnesty to act on MGM buried …
Yahweh encourages the sickest stuff … A Mohel is a Jewish genital mutilator.
“‘When the penis of an infant is in a state of erection the operation is more easily performed and the dressing more efficiently applied. The manipulation of the organ necessary to grasp the prepuce is generally sufficient to stimulate the increased blood supply requisite for an erection. The Mohel will now, at a glance, observe the exact disposition of the mucous membrane covering the glans. He insinuates the nail of the right thumb under its edge, and seizes it between the nail and the index finger.'”
You can read the article at https://www.15square.org.uk/surgical-operation-vs-traditio…/
It is depressing that this is happening …
“Turin, May 30 – A one-month-old Ghanaian baby died in hospital on Monday, where he was brought by emergency services after suffering cardiac arrest following a home circumcision.
The emergency call came from a building known as “Spazio Neruda” where hundreds of homeless or evicted families are squatting and where the boy’s parents had brought him on Sunday evening and spent the night.
“They circumcised their son yesterday, then they wrapped him with gauze and gave him paracetamol,” said a Spazio Neruda resident.
Mustafa Qaddurah, a pediatrician and councillor with the Islamic Cultural Centre of Rome, said Italy’s national health system doesn’t cover circumcisions performed for cultural, non-medical reasons.
“That means you either go to a clinic, where it’s expensive, or to these charlatans,” Qaddurah said.
He said an unauthorised circumcision costs about 30-50 euros.
“According to our estimates, 30-40% of Muslims (living in Italy) prefer to have it done in their country of origin, but another 30-50% go to unauthorised personnel, who work in unsuitable places, with the result of killing babies or causing serious deformities, that we then see in our offices,” he said.
He said there were other similar deaths recently in Treviso and Puglia.”
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