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    Cut vs. Intact Outcome Statistics

    The following statistics are averages from a literature review of studies cataloging the medical outcomes of circumcised vs. intact boys between 1989-2009.

    Out of 100 Circumcised boys:

    • 75 will not readily breastfeed post-op
    • 55 will have adverse reactions from the surgery
    • 35 will have post-op hemorrhaging to one degree or another
    • 31 will develop meatal ulcers
    • 10 will need to have the circumcision surgery repeated to fix prior surgical problems/error
    • 8 will suffer infection at the surgical site
    • 3 will develop post-operative phimosis
    • 2 will have a more serious complication (seizure, heart attack, stroke, loss of penis, death)
    • 1 will require additional immediate surgery and sutures to stop hemorrhage
    • 1 will develop fibrosis
    • 1 will develop phimosis
    • 1 will be treated with antibiotics for a UTI (urinary tract infection)
    • 1 will be treated with antibiotics for surgical site infection
    • Of those who do receive pain medication for the surgery (about 4% of those boys undergoing circumcision in the U.S.) some will have adverse reactions to the pain medication injected


    Out of 100 Intact boys:

    • 2 will be treated with antibiotics for a UTI (fewer if the foreskin is never forcibly retracted)
    • 1 will be told to get cut later in life for one reason or another (fewer if the foreskin is never forcibly retracted)


    Note: One reader of these statistics (a man cut against his will at birth with 4 intact sons today) critiqued (quite accurately) that it is actually 100 of 100 circumcised boys who experience negative consequences as a result of circumcision. Each and every one has lost an organ responsible for a great deal of his life-long normal health and functioning.
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    Miss Belly Belly.

    As the creator of this site, I would hope that you would use 'legitimate' information to inform the readers of these threads.

    The above numbers are rediculous. 55% adverse reactions???? 35% hemorrhaging???? Come on.

    For those that would like to read what the actual figures of complications are (not from references from a couple of anti-circ sites) then the systematic review below is quite a good reference. It was published in Feb 2010. And was the result of a huge database search. 1349 published papers were read. 52 of these met the required standard for the study of neonatal circumcison complications.

    If you really want to be informed, I recommend reading the entire article as linked below.

    Abstract | Complications of circumcision in male neonates, infants and children: a systematic review

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    Are you being serious?
    Do you actually believe these statistics to be true?

    I notice that you haven't included my last reply to this thread. I didn't expect that you would, as it would make the original post look quite inaccurate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BellyBelly View Post
    Cut vs. Intact Outcome Statistics

    The following statistics are averages from a literature review of studies cataloging the medical outcomes of circumcised vs. intact boys between 1989-2009.

    Out of 100 Circumcised boys:

    • 75 will not readily breastfeed post-op
    • 55 will have adverse reactions from the surgery
    • 35 will have post-op hemorrhaging to one degree or another
    • 31 will develop meatal ulcers
    • 10 will need to have the circumcision surgery repeated to fix prior surgical problems/error
    • 8 will suffer infection at the surgical site
    • 3 will develop post-operative phimosis
    • 2 will have a more serious complication (seizure, heart attack, stroke, loss of penis, death)
    • 1 will require additional immediate surgery and sutures to stop hemorrhage
    • 1 will develop fibrosis
    • 1 will develop phimosis
    • 1 will be treated with antibiotics for a UTI (urinary tract infection)
    • 1 will be treated with antibiotics for surgical site infection
    • Of those who do receive pain medication for the surgery (about 4% of those boys undergoing circumcision in the U.S.) some will have adverse reactions to the pain medication injected




    Out of 100 Intact boys:

    • 2 will be treated with antibiotics for a UTI (fewer if the foreskin is never forcibly retracted)
    • 1 will be told to get cut later in life for one reason or another (fewer if the foreskin is never forcibly retracted)


    Note: One reader of these statistics (a man cut against his will at birth with 4 intact sons today) critiqued (quite accurately) that it is actually 100 of 100 circumcised boys who experience negative consequences as a result of circumcision. Each and every one has lost an organ responsible for a great deal of his life-long normal health and functioning.
    Thanks for leting me know I have never had a problem with mine luck I guess.

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