Baby dies, guidelines change
CHBC Okanagan Valley Television, A CanWest company, B.C.
July 14, 2004
An Okanagan incident is being cited as new guidelines for BC doctors suggest that male circumcision may amount to abuse. One paediatrician says the guidelines issued by the College of Physicians and Surgeons could put a chill on doctors who perform the surgery. The college says routine infant male circumcision is unnecessary and irreversible and many consider it to be an unwarranted mutilating procedure. The blood loss death of a baby after a circumcision at Penticton Hospital two years ago raised a public outcry that led to the new guidelines.