So here’s a zany suggestion – people should stop cutting off bits of infants’ penises in the comfort and danger of their own homes.
The trial of nurse Grace Adeleye who carried out the circumcision on Goodluck Caubergs heard that up to three children a month are admitted to the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital because of bleeding after home-based
That’s a beautiful old tradition. Don’t you think it’s beautiful?
Manchester-based solicitors JMW are currently investigating a separate case of a family from West Sussex who claim their son was left in “excruciating pain” after a home circumcision.
The doctor involved in the case said the redness and swelling her son experienced was a normal part of the healing process.
So he’s in pain! So what! It’s a beautiful old tradition. Shut up about the redness and swelling.
About five days after the circumcision she said the swelling on her son’s penis started increasing and he was in “excruciating pain”.
She said she took him to her GP who prescribed antibiotics for an infection.
The mother said she contacted the doctor who performed the circumcision who said she should wait three weeks for the skin to heal.
Her doctor said: “In my leaflet and at the time I went to do the circumcision I did explain redness and swelling is normal in healing, that it will go away in two weeks but it can happen.”
So the baby’s in pain for two weeks! So what! It makes God happy.
Melissa Gardner, a specialist medical negligence solicitor at JMW, said: “Given the impact on their child, the family has significant concerns about the way the procedure was conducted.
“While it is too soon to know what the long-term effects will be, this case highlights the need for extreme care when performing circumcisions.”
Wait wait wait wait, I have a fabulous idea, I’m so glad I thought of it –
Don’t cut the infant’s penis at all.
Isn’t that perfect? No need for extreme care, because no cutting of the penis!
I think it will catch on.