The web is peppered with articles about circumcision. But for parents
there is a vital area of information about circumcision that often goes
unaddressed: What could go wrong?
Circumcision is a surgical procedure, and as such it does have
complications. However, no medical organization tracks complication
rates or severity, so it's hard to find a good estimate of either. When
making medical decisions on behalf of their children, parents deserve
and need complete information about any procedure and its hazards.
Digging deep reveals surprising facts. Complications range in
severity from the "mild:" excessive bleeding, infection (including
antibiotic resistant Staphylococcus), to the severe: surgically caused
genital deformity, accidental amputation, and even death.
And complication rates are higher in children circumcised shortly after
birth than in older children (and presumably adults also), possibly
because surgery on such a small child is more intricate.
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