Of course, I also think that having it that early didn't help. The hemophilia would have shown up fairly quickly from what I understand, lots of bruising etc. If they had waiting a few more weeks or a few months, then maybe this could have been avoided.
Other parents may hear of this story and decide to leave the circ for a couple of months.
As for the notion in the OP, I do feel that this death can be attributed to the circumcision. It was one of the major factors that contributed to the baby's death.
Then again, I was always told that my grandfather had been killed by a "barium dinner". He died a year before I was born. The whole story is that he had cancer of the esophagus and his esophagus was removed and his stomach stretched up to replace the missing tissue. Sometime later, whilst still in hospital, he was given a barium dinner to check on the progress of the healing, and this ripped the stitches resulting in his death. More recently, my father has been saying that his father died of throat cancer or stomach cancer - which I realise is also true, but at odds with what I've been told all my life.
Similarly, my other grandfather died when I was 9yo. I was told that he died because he was too fat to recover after the operations necessary after a car accident. (He died in hospital a few weeks after the car accident.) Therefore, I grew up believing that obesity killed this grandfather. However it is also true to say that the car accident killed him. So really it is a matter of opinions.
In any death there are often several contributing factors, and I believe that it is reasonable to point out any one of the major factors and attribute it as the cause of the death, but that doesn't discount the others as contributing factors also.
If he hadn't had the procedure he wouldn't have died when he did. And I know that it could be argued that he might have died from his condition some time in the future anyway, making the when and how irrelevant, but anyone who has lost a loved one knows just how relevant the 'when' is.
How often have we wished for just one more year, week, day, hour with someone? Most of us would do about anything for more time. If he hadn't had the procedure he would have had more time, how much more cant be known but I imagine every darn second would have meant the world to his parents.
my opinion is it didnt have to happen if they would have kept him intact he would be alive right now, sure blame it on whatever you want since we dont want people to know that babies can die from circing and stop doing it. Too bad the parents or doctors cant be charged with involuntary manslaughter the poor baby had his whole life ahead of him and it was cut short for something that has no good reason to be done ever IMO but certainly not at that age
You can google his name (Joseph) and 'circumcision' and it comes up with some pretty interesting results. He is quite an outspoken activist with some unusual views of the world.
This particular line pretty much sums him up.
"Better children starve to death then waste millions of dollars in getting them mutilated."
If you google that line, you will see it in context. He wanted to cut the funding to the UN!
I personally, would not believe a word that this guy says.
Joe is indeed an intactivist.
Doesn't detract from the main point:
The only way of guaranteeing there are no adverse consequences from unnecessary surgery is not to undergo unnecessary surgery.
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