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Memorial acknowledges circumcision fatality

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On Friday, March 8, eleven-day-old Brayden Tyler Frazier died in Sacramento at UC Davis Children's Hospital after a grueling battle to stay alive. It is unclear why, despite having been in poor health, Brayden was subjected to circumcision in Lodi, California two days prior to his death. News of Brayden's failing health traveled quickly after his family members used Facebook to post pleas for prayers and updates about his struggle. After learning of Brayden's tragic story, members of Bay Area Intactivists erected a temporary memorial for Brayden in San Francisco to raise awareness of his suffering and to illuminate one of the risks that accompanies the genital cutting of children. Unfortunately, circumcision-related deaths are a reoccurring yet underreported reality. As with any surgery, there are a number of complications such as hemorrhaging that can be fatal.

Here are some additional reports covering Brayden's untimely death:

The memorial for Brayden Frazier hangs between two flower bouquets at the corner of 18th St and Castro St in San Francisco.
Bay Area Intactivists members Lloyd Schofield (left) and Jonathon Conte (right) stand on either side of the newly installed memorial.
A group of pedestrians pauses to read the memorial for Brayden Frazier.