Fatalities

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This article collects reports of children who have died as a result of genital mutilation. Of course, the list does not claim to be exhaustive.

21st century

2019

2018

2017

2015

2013

  • MGM - August: Gugeluthu Molakapa, age 4, brain dead after a circumcision at Germiston Hospital, Johannesburg, South Africa.
  • MGM - March 8: Braden Tyler Frazier. Born February 25, 2013 at Lodi, California. Died at Sacramento. Circumcised on the ninth day of life at Sacramento, California. Died on the eleventh day of life of hemorrhage and convulsions, secondary to circumcision.

2012

2011

  • MGM - November 26: James Connor, infant, seven pounds eight ounces, 21 inches long. Born at Pittsburgh, Friday, November 25, 2011. Death by bleeding after circumcision.
  • MGM - September 28: Anonymous Jewish infant, two weeks old. Death from Herpes infection, Maimonides Hospital, Brookyn, New York.[1]
  • MGM - May 3: Jaamal Coleson, Jr., toddler, of Brooklyn, New York. Died at Beth Israel Medical Center, Manhattan, New York City after a circumcision.[2]

2010

  • MGM - October 6: Joshua Haskins, 7-weeks old. Died 19 hours after having circumcision followed by prolonged bleeding, despite having congenital heart defect and being in intensive care. Indianapolis, Indiana, USA.
  • MGM - September 25: Saijad Hossain Mimu, 6-years-old. Death by lidocaine anaesthetic overdose, Safapur, Amirbad Union, Sonagazi Upazila, Feni District in the Division of Chittagong, Bangladesh.[3]
  • MGM - April 17: Goodluck Caubergs, Baby. Bled to death after circumcision. Oldham, England.

2009

  • MGM - November 11: Sonke Foca, male, 19-years-old. Death by dehydration following circumcision, Butterworth, Transkei, Eastern Cape Province, South Africa.
  • MGM - October 30: Kaan Otuk, boy, one-month-old. Death by circumcision anaesthesia overdose, Çukurova State Hospital, Adana, Turkey.
  • MGM - October: Bradley Dorcius, boy, 7-months-old. Death by circumcision, SUNY Downstate Hospital. Brooklyn, New York, USA.
  • MGM - January 1: Jayvas Carson, full-term baby, born 15 Novmber 2008. Circumcised 28 November 2008 by Dr. Rachel Carson of Coeur d'Alene Pediatics. Died at Sacred Heart Children's Hospital, Spokane, Washington, after long series of complications that started with the loss of blood due to his non-therapeutic circumcision.

2008

  • MGM - December 23: Beasley Allen Terrebonne, age 48, death by suicide after botched circumcision and resulting depression. Thibodaux, Louisiana, USA.
  • MGM - August 3: Gino Erojo, 11-years-old. Death by infection following circumcision, Panciao, Manjyod, Negroes Oriental, Philippines.
  • MGM - July 22: Johnson Killed. Age 2 years and 7 months. death by circumcision. Bari, Italy.
  • MGM - July: Yogama Boya, 18-year-old male, death by circumcision, Qumbu area of Transkei, South Africa.
  • MGM - June 13: Eric Keefe, 6-week-old infant boy, death by blood loss following circumcision, Indian Health Service Hospital, Rosebud, South Dakota, USA.[4]
  • MGM - June 5: Evidence Obosee Prince Aseh, boy, 2-months, death by circumcision, haemorrhage, Treviso, Italy.[5]

2007

  • MGM - November 18: Anonymous Infant boy, 18-days-old, death by circumcision, Pilar District, Tarragona, Nigeria.
  • MGM - November 18: Kulideep Kumar Vishnubhai Patel, 10-year-old boy, death by circumcision, Unjha, Gujarat, India.[6]
  • MGM - November: Anonymous 18-year-old male, death by circumcision, Gxulu Village, Umtata, South Africa.
  • MGM - July: In Rawalpindi, Pakistan, a baby died of blood loss in July 2007 after the doctor did not properly perform the circumcision. The operation was carried out in the boy's home, the Daily Times reported.[3]
  • MGM - June: In Kazan, Russia, the four-year-old Rifat died in June 2007 after a ritual circumcision in the hospital.
  • MGM - February 22: Celian Noumbiwe, boy, nine weeks, death by circumcision, bled to death, Wexham Park Hospital, Slough, Berkshire, United Kingdom.[7]
  • MGM - February 9: Amitai Moshe, 2 weeks, after a ritual circumcision at Golders Green Synagogue, London.
  • MGM - February: Anonymous Infant boy. Death by bleeding following circumcision in Creswell, Oregon, Sacred Heart Hospital, Eugene, Oregon, USA.

2006

  • MGM - December 18: Lunga Nocanda, 18, Paarl, Western Cape, South Africa.
  • MGM - November 26: Xola Mbuqe, 18, Nelson Mandela Academic Hospital, Mthatha, Eastern Cape, South Africa.
  • MGM - August 07: Dead Franjo: penalty for female doctor reduced to 18 months, 1 boy (Franjo O.), 4 years
  • MGM - July 8 or 9: Nkhiphitheni Nehelula, 9, Guyuni-Dzumbama village near Mutale, Limpopo, South Africa.
  • MGM - July 5: Sello Ntsie, 18 (beaten to death at a circumcision "initiation school" before he could be circumcised), Zuurbekom, near Westonaria, South Africa.
  • MGM - July 5: Siyabonga Radebe, 14 (beaten to death at a circumcision "initiation school" before he could be circumcised), Zuurbekom, near Westonaria, South Africa.
  • MGM - July 3: Patrick Hoho, 58 (hacked to death by Hoho's circumcision victim), Port Elizabeth, South Africa.
  • MGM: The son of Ramil Sadekov, the imam of the historic mosque in Moscow, Salikh Sadekow was only a month old. The imam had contacted the circumciser due to an advertising campaign, and the operation was carried out in the imam's apartment. At first, it seemed that the circumcision had been successful and uncomplicated, but Salikh's condition soon began to deteriorate rapidly. At 5am, parents noticed that their baby was breathing slower than usual. His fingers became cold and green. He died of blood loss before the ambulance arrived.[3]

2005

  • MGM - October 20: Jacob Christian Holliday. Circumcision damaged already-defective heart, requiring heart transplant at age two. Death resulted from cancer caused by immuno-suppresant drugs and resultant cancer at age 4, Orlando, Florida, USA.
  • MGM - February 15: Abou Quir, infant boy, Alexandria, Egypt.
  • MGM - February 10: Muyoddin Khan, 5, Indrapur, Nepal.
  • MGM - January 9: Wandile Lwane, 21 (Dontsa Lwane's brother, by suicide after learning of Dontasa's death) Ezibeleni, Queenstown, South Africa.
  • MGM - January 8: Dontsa Lwane, 19 (by suicide after botched circumcision of Dec 11, 2004) Gqebenya, Lady Frere, South Africa.

2004

  • MGM - October: Anonymous Infant twin (by herpes virus, circumcised by Rabbi Yitzhok Fischer who had herpes and performed metziza by mouth [sucking the blood] on baby's penis) New York, New York, USA.[8]
  • MGM - July 4: Sabelo Marotya, 17, at Mdantsane, South Africa.

2003

  • MGM - December 15: Andile Masabalala, 21, of Tsomo, South Africa.
  • MGM - December 12: Myolisi Mayekiso, 18, of Whittlesea, South Africa.
  • MGM - December 12: Thamsanqa Mnyaka, 19, of Whittlesea, South Africa.
  • MGM - December: Bennett Ntazina, adolescent boy. Death by circumcision. Jan Kempdorp, South Africa.
  • MGM - August 17: Callis Osaghae: Regional Hospital, Waterford, Ireland.[9][10]
  • MGM - March 26: Nui Jia Yuan, 4-years-old. Death by asphyxia following circumcision. Singapore.[11]

2002

  • MGM - November 21: Sifiso Kobo: Umtata, South Africa.
  • MGM - November 19: Zola Mjamba: Umtata, South Africa.
  • MGM - August 22: Ryleigh Roman Bryan McWillis: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.[12][13]

2001

20th century

1999

1998

1995

1993

  • MGM - June 23: Demetrius Manker: Carol City, Dade County, Florida, USA.[15][16]

1992

  • MGM - July 8: Allen A. Ervin: Spartanburg, SC

1991

  • MGM - July: Raju Miah: Death by circumcision. Birmingham, England, United Kingdom.

1990

  • MGM: Boma Oruitemeka: Death by circumcision, severe hemorrhage. London, England, UK.

1986

  • MGM - November: Steven Christopher Chacon: San Francisco, CA, USA.

1982

  • MGM - November: Christopher Dolezal: Des Moines, IA, USA.

1974

  • MGM - June 9: Chino Burrell: 7-months-old, death by circumcision, Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

1957

  • MGM: Bruce Wechsler: infant boy, Staph infection following circumcision. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.

1942

  • MGM - December: "J.B.": Evanston, Illinois, USA.
  • MGM - April: Baby boy Lebeau, death by circumcision, Quebec, Canada.

1932

  • MGM: Roland Albert McCarty: infant boy. Death by infection of circumcision wound. Jacksonville, Florida, USA.

1927

  • August 21 MGM: Michael Julian Baldwin: infant boy, 4-days-old, hemorrhage after circumcision. Monroe County, Indiana, USA.

1910

  • June 10 MGM: Aleck, Baby Boy: Island County, Washington, USA.

19th century

1858

  • MGM - April 18: Myer Jacob Levy: 8-days-old, bled to death after circumcision, New York, NY, USA.

1856

  • MGM - December 14: Julius Katzenstein: 8-days-old, bled to death after circumcision, New York, NY, USA.

Antiquity

The fact that circumcision on infants regularly led to deaths is shown by the fact that the Talmud of Babylon, Yebamoth 64b,[17] provides for when the first two (or three) sons have died after circumcision, subsequent sons no longer need to be circumcised.


Other web pages with lists

The following websites maintain lists with fatalities due to circumcision on minors, too. Some cases are listed above, but are commented in detail or with more information on the following web pages.

References

  1. In September 2011, a two-week-old boy died at Maimonides Hospital in Brooklyn of a herpes infection caused by ritual circumcision with oral aspiration of the blood (Metzitzah b'peh).
  2. Cynthia R. Fagen. Tot's shock hosp death: Tragic circumcision. New York Post, Thursday, May 5, 2011.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 http://pro-kinderrechte.de/tod-nach-beschneidung-eine-ubersicht/
  4. In June 2008, six-week-old Eric Keefe died of circumcision at Rosebud's Indian Health Service Hospital in South Dakota.
  5. In Treviso, Italy, a Nigerian boy died in June 2008 of cardiac arrest after blood loss after a circumcision performed at home. The baby was called Evidence Obosee Prince Aseh and was two months old, reported the Tribuna di Treviso.
  6. Ten-year-old Kuldeep Kumar Vishnubhai Patel died in November 2007 about two hours after his circumcision at Anand Hospital in Unjha, India.
  7. In February 2007, nine-year-old Celian Noumbiwe bleed to death after circumcision by a physician in Reading, Berkshire.
  8. In October 2004, a baby died from a herpes infection ten days after being circumcised by a mohel.
  9. Infant dies after home circumcision. Munster Express, Munster, Southeathern Ireland, Friday, 22 August 2003.
  10. As the Guardian reported in September 2003, Callis Osaghae had died three weeks earlier after a botched circumcision.
  11. In Singapore's Electric New Paper, it was reported in June 2007 that four-year-old Nui Jia Yuan had died in 2003 from a crooked circumcision.
  12. Madoda Dyonana. 'Errant surgeon will be found'. Business Day, Saturday, 7 December 2002.
  13. Ryleigh novel Bryan McWillis died in August 2002 at the age of one month and one day.
  14. Lyndia Lum, Ruth Sorelle. Boy's death to be probed. Houston Chronicle, Houston, Texas, Friday, July 28, 1995, page 28A.
  15. Baby bleeds to death after circumcision. Miami Herald, Miami, Florida, June 26, 1993.
  16. The Miami Herald reported in June 1993, the six-month-old Demetrius Manker bleeding after a routine circumcision.
  17. http://www.come-and-hear.com/yebamoth/yebamoth_64.html