I didn't notice this site in the lists above- I posted a snippet from it belowhttp://www.caringforkids.cps.ca/babies/Circumcision.htm
Circumcision Information for Parents
Canadian Paediatric Society
I can't imagine reading the risks and taking a chance with circumcision. Of course, it is not totally accurate, but it is the only concise summary of the risks of circumcision verses the natural 'problems' that might occur if left intact. Unfortunatly the statistics do not come close to those of countries where intactness is the norm and the increase of 'problems' are probably due to lack of knowledge of proper foreskin care (i.e. LEAVE IT ALONE), misdiagnosis, and cultural bias.
The comparison of necessary RE-circumcisions is particularly staggering to me. JUST really clarifies for me that even with these inflated stats of intact 'problems' you might as well leave your son intact then have your son circed and then re-circed.
Baybee... I wonder if your contact at DOC could suggest some amendments??
Risks and benefits of circumcision
Problems from the surgery are usually minor. Although serious complications are rare, they do occur. Newborn circumcision has been associated with surgical mistakes, such as having too much skin removed.
Of every 1,000 boys who are circumcised:
20 to 30 will have a surgical complication, such as too much bleeding or infection in the area.
2 to 3 will have a more serious complication that needs more treatment. Examples include having too much skin removed or more serious bleeding.
2 will be admitted to hospital for a urinary tract infection (UTI) before they are one year old.
About 10 babies may need to have the circumcision done again because of a poor result.
In rare cases, pain relief methods and medicines can cause side effects and complications. You should talk to your baby’s doctor about the possible risks.
Of every 1,000 boys who are not circumcised:
7 will be admitted to hospital for a UTI before they are one year old.
10 will have a circumcision later in life for medical reasons, such as a condition called phimosis. Phimosis is when the opening of the foreskin is scarred and narrow because of infections in the area that keep coming back. Older children who are circumcised may need a general anesthetic, and may have more complications than newborns.
Circumcision slightly lowers the risk of developing cancer of the penis in later life. However, this form of cancer is very rare. One of every one million men who are circumcised will develop cancer of the penis each year. By comparison, 3 of every one million men who are not circumcised will develop penile cancer each year.