canada

Circumcision rates dropping, but infant death highlights ongoing debate

2015-10-27T15:38:40+00:00

The post-circumcision death of an infant boy in Ontario has highlighted the ongoing debate about circumcision in Canada, where about a third of parents still choose to circumcise their newborn boys. Ryan Hedari’s parents say their physician urged them to circumcise their son despite their wish not to, and in 2013 the boy died seven [...]

Circumcision rates dropping, but infant death highlights ongoing debate 2015-10-27T15:38:40+00:00

Secrecy questioned about baby’s death after circumcision

2015-10-27T13:17:46+00:00

One Toronto pediatrician was cautioned in writing and another told to get informed consent from parents after 22-day-old Ryan Heydari bled to death following a circumcision in 2013. Details about the complaints against the two physicians made to the College of Physicians and Surgeons, including their identities, would have been kept secret had Ryan’s parents [...]

Secrecy questioned about baby’s death after circumcision 2015-10-27T13:17:46+00:00