Baby dies in Italy after home circumcision
A 5-month-old baby boy in Italy has died as the result of a circumcision performed by his parents at home in Scandiano in Reggio Emilia.
The ANSA news agency reported that he was brought to a hospital in Bologna by helicopter in cardiac arrest and died a few hours after.
Authorities have now opened a manslaughter investigation into the death of the infant.
In some Italian hospitals, doctors refuse to perform circumcisions until the boys have reached the age of 4 or even older and is done for cultural and religious reasons mainly amongst the immigrant community, and for some, the hospital costs are too high.