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It's the only hospital in the city that delivers babies and likely the only place RIC would take place so their stats would fairly accurately represent the circ rates in our city.<br><br>
In 2002-2003 only 1% of the baby boys born in that hospital were being circumcised before discharge. We also have a lot of homebirths in our city because it's covered by our medical system so that would probably drop the overall circ rate to less than 1%.<br><br>
That makes my day! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
I though for sure it was still closer to 25%.
 

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yay! wish i still lived in BC.
 

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I just googled "circumcision rates British Columbia" and an article about circ in BC came up. There was a bit at the bottom about our hospital.
 

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I am in Victoria. Here's a link to the article:<br><br><a href="http://www.cirp.org/library/statistics/Canada/BC/" target="_blank">http://www.cirp.org/library/statistics/Canada/BC/</a><br><br>
The part about Victoria General Hospital is in a footnote at the bottom.
 

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That is awesome!! I was just chatting w/ my ped about circ this week and she said that almost all of the people circ at our hospital. I was so upset about it. It is so sad.
 

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Actually, VGH (Victoria General Hospital) doesn't even allow RIC's to be performed anymore, but there are 3 doctors in Victoria that will do them privately.<br><br>
One actually solicites it, does not use the suggested forms of pain relief and encourages mothers to breastfeed while she performs the surgery. I am sure I am not the only one who finds this concept truly horrific. She offers a bargain-basement price to encourage parents to do it, just $60. I would like to see her stop practicing, I truly would.<br><br>
The other rents out a room at a walk-in clinic once a week, after-hours and takes cash only.<br><br>
I have no info on the third one, aside from the fact that he does it.<br><br>
There is still a lot of Intactivism that needs doing here in Victoria. I'd really like to hold a meeting once or twice a month to work on various projects that can bring about more attention, especially through the local media. Monday Magazine has been a great help with their recent article about my work, and I suspect that if a larger group was formed, we could even get some tv coverage.<br><br><br><br>
- Kira
 

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Isn't that illegal!?
 

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You'd think, eh? Just typing it out and re-reading it, I almost didn't believe it, but some of the fabulously intelligent pro-cutting gals here in town inform me that is the case.<br><br><br>
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What horrible Drs - if they could be shut down , that would make a big difference. Kira, good luck - I really wish you success in exposing them.<br><br>
Going back to the stats provided by Sara - did you notice how many "therapeutic" circumcisions were being performed for "medical" reasons ? So the little guys get lucky and escape RIC, only to get cut later for some bogus reason. I would love to see the "diagnosis" listed for them. I believe that there are still a lot of doctors out there who are totaly unaware of treatments like Betamethsone cream, preputioplasty and many others that solve whatever the problem is AND preserve the foreskin. WHEN WILL THEY GET EDUCATED ???
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">You'd think, eh? Just typing it out and re-reading it, I almost didn't believe it, but some of the fabulously intelligent pro-cutting gals here in town inform me that is the case.<br><br><br>
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Okay but if that is so, then can't we report this doctor somewhere? We could do an undercover thing of some sort to prove it was happening. lol.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Okay but if that is so, then can't we report this doctor somewhere? We could do an undercover thing of some sort to prove it was happening. lol.</div>
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I'm sure we could easily prove it was happening, I have several pregnant friends who could contact her to inquire about getting it done, etc. My question is, what law, if any, is she breaking? Any Canadian lawyer or law buffs around that would know or could easily find out?<br><br><br>
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BC is progressing along nicely but as long as clinics are there, a 1% rate can usually be multiplied (I am not entirely sure how widespread out-of-hospital RIC is here in Canada or how much it increases the rate). Luckily it's mostly parents who want to get it done and not parents being forced into it like in some cases down in the US. Thanks to that, Canada's circ rate isn't quite actually around 9% but more like somewhere higher but under 15% which is still mega low compared to the southern neighbour. Anyway, Canada's rates even when you include all this have been under the going American one probably since about the mid-70s.
 

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Aw. That makes me so sad. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"><br><br>
It's great that they don't offer it at the hospital anymore though. It's a huge step in the right direction!<br><br>
I can't imagine breastfeeding my baby while someone cut a piece of him off. The thought makes my stomach turn.
 
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