Here are some facts regarding the circumcision procedure that most parents are unaware of, and some websites and many physicians fail to mention. We thought you should know them. More than 100 newborn boys die each year in the United States as a result of their circumcision, most from infections or blood loss. Most physicians do not have their sons circumcised. Why not, if circumcision is medically advisable? Since most have performed the surgery as part of their training, they are the ones who should know more about the procedure’s consequences than anyone else. Contrary to frequent claims, infants do feel pain as intensely as adults, and very possibly even more. Circumcision regularly removes a shocking 3/4 of the penis’s sensitivity through the removal of the ridged band, foreskin “lips,” and most often the entire frenulum. Anesthesia is used in only 45% of circumcision procedures; the type of anesthetic varies. The most effective method does not eliminate all pain, and the most common type used, a topical creme, does almost nothing to reduce it. In fact, a major clinical test of the various types of anesthetics, on actual infants, was halted for humane reasons because of the intense pain. s adults, men circumcised in infancy are times more likely to be diagnosed with erectile dysfunction (ED). They are also times more likely to suffer from alexithymia, a psychological trait disorder which causes difficulty in identifying and expressing one’s emotions. Crcumcision has never been proven to be effective in either reducing or treating cervical cancer, penile cancer, urinary tract infections, or sexually transmitted diseases including HIV/AIDS. Not one medical association in America, or anywhere else in the world, recommends infant circumcision; some even recommend against it.