Infant Dies from Heart Failure Following Circumcision

Infant dies after parents circumcise him at home in Italy. [Note: cardiac arrest happens in hospital circumcision situations as well. Over 100 boys die each year in the United States during or after hospital circumcision. It is often coded as something other than death due to unnecessary genital surgery. Related Death from Circumcision:]

Associated Press.

A 5-month-old child died at the hospital in Bologna, Italy after suffering cardiac arrest following a home circumcision.

An infant boy in Italy has died as the result of a circumcision performed by his parents at home, according to Italian media reports on Sunday.

The ANSA news agency reported that the 5-month-old baby was brought to a hospital in Bologna by helicopter in cardiac arrest on Friday afternoon and died that night.

The prosecutor's office in the northern province of Reggio Emilia has opened a manslaughter investigation, and the infant will undergo an autopsy.

The tragedy follows a botched home circumcision of a 2-year-old who died of severe blood loss in December in Rome. In that case, his twin brother nearly died, too, but survived following intensive care treatment.

Circumcision is not practiced among Italy's Roman Catholic majority.

Many immigrants in Italy are Muslim and practice circumcision for cultural and religious reasons, but sometimes have trouble accessing the practice in hospitals. [See also: Intact Muslim Network​]

For some, the hospital costs are too high. Also, in some Italian hospitals, doctors refuse to perform circumcisions until the boys have reached the age of 4 or even older.

Foad Aodi, the founder of the association of foreign doctors in Italy (AMSI), has appealed to health authorities to allow circumcisions at affordable prices and to lower the age of access to help fight clandestine attempts at circumcisions. [See also: Functions of Foreskin - benefits of keeping children intact:]

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Intact Info Flags Needed for GIAW, Washington D.C. Cherry Blossom Festival

1500 hand-held U.S. flags are needed to pass out during Genital Integrity Awareness Week in Washington D.C. this year. Each flag has 2 patriotic-themed intact information sticker stapled to it (one per side) for awareness raising during this week. This year we will have "Defend HIS Freedom" on one side and "watch American Circumcision on Netflix" on the other side of each individual flag.

Flags are *very* popular in Washington D.C. during the Cherry Blossom Festival, National Kite Festival, at the U.S. Capitol lawn, and at the White House where we march to on Saturday. We could pass out far more than 200 flags per day, but this is our goal to raise funding for, along with an extra 100 for the GIAW March (1500 total).

Frequently, chaperoned groups who will not allow students to take other intact materials from GIAW leaders will allow them to accept and take home flags (getting intact info into their hands)! It is very important to have enough of these U.S. flags (with stickers attached to each one) for every day during GIAW, and for use during the march.

At Amazon flags are approximately $28 per set of 100. If you are able to sponsor one full day ($56), or one 1/2 day ($28) worth of flags, we THANK YOU for your involvement and support of these pivotal GIAW items! To chip in here:

Or via mail to:

Saving Our Sons / GIAW
P.O. Box 1302
Virginia Beach, VA 23451

Sponsors will be listed here and at the permanent GIAW site by first name, last initial only for privacy, or with a business name and link if you'd like to include this.


THURSDAY (GIAW Kick-off, 200 flags):
 ðŸ‡ºðŸ‡¸ Amber A. - Thursday AM Flags

🇺🇸 Rebecca W. - portion of Thursday PM Flags
🇺🇸 Andrea A. - portion of Thursday PM Flags

FRIDAY (200 flags):
🇺🇸 Tara D. - Friday AM Flags
🇺🇸 Angela B. - Friday PM Flags

SATURDAY (Capitol & White House, 200 flags):
🇺🇸 Joe P. - all Saturday's Flags

GIAW MARCH U.S. Capitol -- White House (+100 flags):
🇺🇸 Elizabeth L. - all Flags for Marching

SUNDAY (and the GA Clothesline event, 200 flags):
🇺🇸 Rebecca W. - all Sunday's Flags

MONDAY (and the Silent Survivors Stand, 200 flags):
🇺🇸 Janet M. - all Monday's Flags

TUESDAY (and 'Kids Day' - 200 flags):
🇺🇸 Kirk C. - all Tuesday's Flags

WEDNESDAY (GIAW 2019 Final Day - 200 flags):
🇺🇸 Kirk C. - All Wednesday's Flags

(3,000 vinyl waterproof stickers for all flags needed - $65 per style, $130 total)
🇺🇸 Christina H. - portion of vinyl Flag Stickers
🇺🇸 Ryan L. - portion of vinyl Flag Stickers 
🇺🇸 Chad R. - remaining need for Flag vinyl stickers
given in support of friend, Shane Brewster


Virtually ALL passerbys request a flag or two to take home with them -- until we run out of supplies.

GIAW Intact Info Flags

Kids love to hand out flags during GIAW too!

GIAW Leaders handing out flags at White House

Intact Info Flags for tourists headed to the U.S. Capitol

Watch American Circumcision on Netflix stickers

Defend HIS Freedom stickers
Men at GIAW march to the White House: Shane, Brian, Glen, Andrew

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