NYC Approves Ritual Circumcision Consent Form

16 infants in New York City are suspected of contracting herpes following MBP. Tags: herpes, Infants, circumcision, metzitzah b’peh, rabbi, Jewish. Histamine can cause itching, sneezing, runny nose, watery eyes, and sometimes can make breathing difficult. Jewish Scene: Under the agreement, if a child were associated with herpes oral suction, rabbinical coalition is involved in cooperation with health authorities in determining mohel found and asks test. The case centered around a 4-year-old Muslim boy who developed medical complications after he was circumcised, the New York Times… A recent study in the Journal of Urology, discussed in The New York Times, measured penile sensitivity in circumcised and uncircumcised men and found no real difference. As far as the health alerts are concerned, Kenneth Bromberg, chair of pediatrics at The Brooklyn Hospital Center, said he is not sure it made sense to issue so many alerts regarding MBP to begin with.

Parents should be aware of the risk of herpes in metzitzah b’peh, and should inquire in advance whether direct orogenital suction will be performed so the practice can be avoided, the CDC researchers said. Bloomberg’s initial plan may have been flawed in execution, but at least it was an attempt to remedy a potential health crisis in an insular community that has a poor track record of self-policing. Meanwhile, the ultra-Orthodox community continues to fight the city’s consent form regulation. “It is to Mayor de Blasio’s eternal credit that he recognized how profoundly offensive the regulation was to our community,” he said. In a public lecture last February in London, Schachter, who is a rosh yeshiva, or senior chief rabbinic authority, at Y.U.’s Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary, claimed that his daughter’s hospital treated three cases per year of Hasidic babies infected with herpes. Studies consistently report that uncircumcised male infants are at higher risk of UTI compared with circumcised male infants. The new protocol roughly mirrors that of Rockland, a county north of New York City that’s home to thousands of ultra-Orthodox Jews.


Babies get sick and suffer from MBP-transmitted herpes.Babies who have MBP done to them have a much higher risk of contracting herpes than those who do not. Jonathan Zenilman, a professor of medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and chief of the infectious diseases division at the Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. But you must be SURE that neither one of you is infected. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site. Ultra-Orthodox leaders vehemently oppose the consent form. One per month had life-threatening injuries. Only in the past century has it become popular in the states.

However, it can be devastating to babies, whose immune systems are not always capable at managing the virus. Agudath Israel and others are currently suing the city to block a requirement that mohels disclose certain risks to parents. It is harder to keep circumcised baby’s penis clean because you have to carefully clean around the wound, make sure no feces got into the wound, and apply ointment. Uncircumcised boys are 10 times more likely to get an infection than those who are circumcised, Dr. Instead of staying in the genital area, it extends throughout different organs in the body,’ he explained. Cosmetic surgery carries medical risk. ‘A herpes infection in a newborn baby has the risk of leading to severe illness and death,’ Jay Varma, deputy commissioner for disease control at the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene told ABC News.

Most doctors and some medically trained mohels use anesthesia to block pain. Meanwhile, New York City, which has a whole webpage devoted to the topic, says it is working “with health care providers, the community, and parents to prevent HSV-1 infection among newborn males undergoing ritual Jewish circumcision” and points out that there are other ways to suck blood away that doesn’t involve direct contact: Some religious authorities approve of suctioning blood from the site with a sterile glass tube. The New York City Department of Health was notified of the new hospitalization early last week. move. SAN DIEGO — An outbreak of severe human parechoviruses (HPeVs) presented in 40 infants in a single hospital, the youngest of whom spent several days in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) for neurologic symptoms in August 2014, researchers reported here. Among some groups, religious and cultural traditions dictate the decision. The practice involves using oral suction to clean the circumcision wound.

The ultra-religious ritual is not one that all Orthodox Jews engage in. But if they have another son, they’re not sure they’ll make the same choice. Then the infant goes home with some gauze around his circumcised penis, perhaps some Tylenol to ease the pain and an instruction sheet on how to care for his penis while it heals. The latest cases bring the count to 13 infants since 2000, two of which suffered brain damage and two died from the virus which can rapidly spread throughout its body.