Dean Cochrun, 28, of South Dakota has filed a lawsuit against the hospital where he was born and then circumcised. Dean claims he only recently learned that he had undergone a circumcision which has led him to file his lawsuit.
Dean is asking for $1,000 in compensatory and punitive damages. Dean has also asked that his foreskin be restored "in the hopes I could feel whole again." Dean does admit that the restoration of his foreskin would likely be nothing more than aesthetic.
Cochrun was forced to file the federal lawsuit on Friday from behind bars where he currently resides after being imprisoned on a kidnapping conviction.
In his argument Dean says that he and his partners would never "have that sensitivity during sexual intercourse and have a normal sex life."
In his argument Dean Cochrun says an "unknown doctor" made his mother believe that the procedure was medically necessary when in fact it was "unnecessary, unethical and without medical benefit."
Recent studies have shown that circumcision is not medically necessary, however proving that a doctor in fact made that claim or that it wasn't a valid medical belief more than 28 years ago (which in many circles it was) will likely be very hard to prove in a court of law. It wil also be interesting to see how much weight a judge and jury will give to a convicted kidnapper.
Do you think Dean Cochrun is simply trying to earn some cash for prison item spending while locked up behind bars?