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Canadian Woodsman Offers To Circumcise Local Boy

A Canadian undertaker living in the woods wrote to a local mom and offered to circumcise her son - but he should have had more foresight.

Josh Chubbs, 23, is charged with performing and promoting unlicensed medical practice, according to CBC News.

The mother said Chubbs was an acquaintance, according to CBC, which did not publish her name. He wrote to her to ask whether her son had an infection or other issue that might require circumcision, she said. He told her he had trained in pediatric urology and had done the operation 50 times already, including on an adult friend. In fact, he had not completed his training and was working as an apprentice mortician.

The woman, living in Conception Bay North in Newfoundland, told CBC News she reported Chubbs to police to prevent him from soliciting other mothers.

“God forbid there would actually be somebody too embarrassed to take their child to a doctor who would take them to a friend who was clearly not certified to do these things,” she said.

Chubbs is scheduled to appear in court in April, the CBC reports.

Contact Daniella Cheslow at cheslow@forward.com.

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