A prison inmate in South Dakota just became aware that what he has down there was tampered with as a newborn. He’s not happy that he was circumcised 28 years ago, and is now suing the hospital where he was born, claiming the procedure robbed him of his sexual prowess.
The man values said prowess at around $1,000 in compensatory and punitive damages, says the Associated Press. In addition, he’d really like it if his foreskin could be restored “in the hopes I could feel whole again,” noting that he realizes anything like that won’t be more than aesthetic.
He’s currently in jail serving time for a kidnapping conviction, giving him plenty of time to file the federal lawsuit. The suit claims an “unknown doctor” misled his mother into thinking the procedure was a medical necessity.
“I was recently made aware of the fact that I had been (circumcised) and that … I was robbed of sensitivity during sexual intercourse as well as the sense of security and well-being I am entitled to in my person,” he argues in the lawsuit, adding that his sex life was lacking due to the procedure.
The prison where he’s incarcerated has already said they won’t be the ones paying for any kind of restoration.
US man’s lawsuit says circumcision ‘robbed’ him [News-Leader]