Sadly a baby has reportedly died after his parents performed a circumcision on him at home in Italy.

The five month old baby was rushed to hospital in Bologna, northern Italy, with a cardiac arrest on Friday night, but died shortly after arriving.

An investigation has been launched by officials in the Reggio Emilia province into the parents who are said to be of Ghanaian origin.

There are around 5,000 circumcision operations in Italy but they are not allowed to be carried out by public health organisations.

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  • What made the parents think that they can do it. Poor child has lost it’s life because of their negligence. This is so sad to hear


  • Medically trained surgeons refuse to perform circumcisions why on earth would untrained parents thing they were capable of this


  • Oh this poor poor baby. My heart weeps for him.


  • this is why they have hospitals for this sort of thing – but it is hard to find doctors/specialists who will circumcise these days.


  • It sounds like it might be extremely hard to find a public health Dr. who will agree to the procedure because it is illegal. If they were so determined to have the procedure done why didn’t they travel to where it is legal. Once when I was in hospital who had to have one as though they followed strict hygiene they found out there was a small deformity and he got a serious infection which caused him to be very ill..


  • that is just so sad, that poor little baby = how dare they think it is ok to do this at home and not in a medical facility where can be don’t properly. – Just disgusting.


  • Oh my god! What parent would want to inflict the pain of circumcision on a tiny baby in the first place?! But to do it at home……what were they thinking?! That poor poor baby


  • How heartbreaking is this. Such a unnecessary death. When you want your child to be circumcised, why not have it professional done ?


  • Heartbreaking pain for nothing


  • Why? Why did these parents do this? Just so cruel and sad.


  • Oh that poor little boy, this breaks my heart. I could never hurt my baby like this :(


  • Poor little boy.


  • Omg! This is terrible. If they are going to perform Circumcisions the church should get medical professionals to do it. This is just madness!


  • This is extremely sad. For those asking why they didn’t get a Dr or hospital to do it, if you read the original article, it states as a very catholic country, it is illegal for heath professionals to perform them.


  • Wtf?! Why would you ever consider doing it yourself? Insane.

    • It looks like because it wasn’t covered by the health system.


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