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where only a minority of males are circumcised. “We showed that global annual rates of new HIV diagnoses were much lower in Israel, both among men and women,” they wrote. While the protective effect of male …
The Jerusalem Post · 8/20/2015
HIV infection
In 1979, two thirds of newborn boys in Western countries were circumcised, but rates of circumcision plunged in the ensuing years. In 2010, 58 percent of newborn boys underwent the procedure. That number might be …
VICE · 8/20/2015
Attitudes Toward Circumcision
A recently released report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics finds that the rate of newborn male circumcision has varied over the past three decades but that overall it’s down by about 10 percent.
RH Reality Check · ByMartha Kempner · 9/5/2013
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Sept. 1, 2011 -- Circumcision rates in the U.S. are on the decline, according to a CDC study. The CDC used three different measurements to estimate the number of newborn male circumcisions. Researchers found that the procedure is somewhat less …
WebMD · ByMatt Mcmillen · 9/2/2011
A Forward analysis of government data shows that 87% of the baby boys born in West Virginia were circumcised in 2009. Two thousand miles west, in Nevada, the procedure was performed on only 12% of baby boys. It’s a strange disparity in a country …
The Jewish Daily Forward · 8/28/2012
In the U.S., fewer newborn baby boys were circumcised before leaving the hospital compared to 30 years ago. What’s going on? In 1979, close to two-thirds of boys in the West underwent a hospital circumcision after birth, but by 2010 that percentage ...
Time · ByAlexandra Sifferlin · 8/22/2013
The percentage of newborns who are circumcised in the United States has been on the decline in recent decades, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Between 1979 and 2010, the rate of newborn …
The Huffington Post · 4/7/2014
Fewer Americans are having their baby boys circumcised at birth, according to new data published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings. However, the paper also finds that half of all uncircumcised males will, over the course of their lifetime, develop some kind of ...
Jezebel · 4/3/2014
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - As gaps in insurance coverage lead to fewer male babies being circumcised in the United States, related health costs could end up increasing by millions of dollars every year, a new study suggests. Using a model based on …
Chicago Tribune · ByGenevra Pittman · 8/20/2012
Irreversible in nature, the act of newborn circumcision has carried on throughout generations with little more than cosmetic motivations today. What used to be a religious practice is now a common procedure with very little evidence towards its advantage.
Guardian LV · 8/22/2013