Just a few excerpts if MANY from a board that I am on.
These are only a few…. I retrieved more but haven’t edited out the screen names yet….
These mothers love their sons. Of this there is NO doubt…. There is also no doubt that their sons have gone through needless pain or trauma or problems because of a needless, potentially harmful socially supported surgery.
The the board where these were originally listed there are 18 pages worth of complications. Figure about 9 questions/complications per page =162 complaints minus around 30 for repeat postings that’s still over 100 complaints just on this board/forum.
These complaints range from simple adhesions, to bleeding and hemorrhage, to probable loss of penile function or at least severe penile problems upon maturation.
This is what we Americans are doing to our boys! We love our children. These mother’s love their children. They didn’t know about the possibility of these complications because they were not informed.
Prior to the circumcision surgery a parent must sign a consent form saying they were INFORMED! The consent form says what the possible complications are…. I guess they just didn’t read it or the dr didn’t explain it or the consent form minimized the risks…. (Probably all 3)
A medical circumcision textbook
Scroll through: you will see the normal processes of the circumcision surgery
And continue scrolling and it will list and show pictures of the possible complications for each circumcision surgical tools.
Here is a graph from the text
A scholarly article of infant circumcision and informed consent