A study published in Thymos: Journal of Boyhood Studies estimates that more than 100 baby boys die from circumcision complications each year, including from anesthesia reaction, stroke, hemorrhage, and infection. Because infant circumcision is elective, all of these deaths are avoidable.
"To put this in perspective, about 44 neonatal boys die each year from suffocation, and 8 from auto accidents. About 115 neonatal boys die annually from SIDS, nearly the same as from circumcision."
Increased morbidity after circumcision from a hidden complication
Deaths from circumcision
Circumcision: Dirty Little Secrets Exposed by Gloria Lemay
The parents of a 6-week-old boy who bled to death after a circumcision at Rosebud’s Indian Health Service Hospital sue the government for wrongful death
Brooklyn Toddler Dies After Circumcision
One-week-old Ontario infant died from complications after undergoing a circumcision
Infant's death at Maimonides Hospital linked to circumcision
Midwife charged with manslaughter after baby bleeds to death following a circumcision
"Two boys died in Bodhan town in the district late on Monday night due to over bleeding. A rural medical practitioner performed circumcision on the boys five days ago, which led to uncontrolled bleeding."
"Human rights activists in South Africa have demanded an end to the silence over dangerous cultural traditions after 42 boys died from botched circumcisions over three weeks."
More than 15 die at initiation school
John V. Geisheker, J.D., LL.M., Executive Director of Doctors Opposing Circumcision discusses why circumcision accidents and deaths are underreported.