Circumcision Training Kits Removed from Amazon
I hope you weren't planning on getting your "My First Mohel" kit from Amazon anytime soon because Amazon has removed circumcision training kits after complaints that they normalized an unnecessary and risky practice.
The circumcision kits were offered from ESP through Amazon and they included a model of an infant boys genitalia made from "lifelike" material, plus scissors and a scalpel.
My first thought is that this wasn't a terrible idea to sell these. If there's one area that you want someone to practice using sharp objects, it's down south. But, the National Secular Society has a great point.
Dr Antony Lempert, the chair of the NSS’s secular medical forum, wrote: “Male circumcision in the UK is wholly unregulated and we fear that the sale of this product may encourage unqualified practitioners to carry out unnecessary surgery on infants in non-clinical conditions, resulting in serious harm.
Well, you just convinced me Dr. Lempert. Looking into it a bit, this is a bigger issue over in the UK than you'd think.
In 2009, Birmingham children’s hospital’s A&E department admitted 105 boys for circumcision related injuries. In 2011, the hospital admitted 11 boys aged from newborn to one year old to its paediatric intensive care unit with life-threatening complications directly caused by circumcision.
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