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Plastibell circumcision: what really happens?

The Plastibell circumcision technique is the most common technique used in Australia. Parents who are considering this for their baby boy should view some videos of the procedure to esure that they are fully informed on exactly what is involved. Click on the link below to view the video:

Plastibell Infant Circumcision by vallridg

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Plastibel circumcision – the risks and complications

It is often said that a “Plastibell” circumcision is painless and doesn’t involve any cutting or blood. Many people say that it is a more “gentle” circumcision without any risks. All of these statements are false. It is not “safer” or “without risk”. In fact, there are studies surrounding the complications of this method. This article includes a video of a Plastibell circumcision, as well as photos involving just a few (of many) complications. ***WARNING: very graphic content***

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The Plastibell circumcision technique

The plastibell technique is the most popular method for circumcision in Australia.This technique involves applying the plastibel devcie so that it restricts the blood flow to the foreskin until the tissue dies and drops off. It is similar to a controversial technique used in farming in Australia for docking an animal’s tail and castration, where a rubber band (elastrator) is used.

While the pro-cutting doctors will try to tell you that the risks are minimal, you should know that babies do die as a direct result of being circumcised by the Plastibell technique:

Ontario boy dies after complications from circumcision

Canada: Circumcision questioned following plastibell death

One myth about this technique is that it doesnt involve cutting. See this post from BubHub on the truth of what is involved.

More information can be found at the following links:

Warning: graphical pictures of severe infections as a result of Plastibell circumcisions:

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