Aug 18th, 2010
The CDC has reported that circumcision rates in the US have fallen sharply over the last decade—from 56% of newborn boys circumcised in 2006, to 33% in 2009. Declines are being attributed to the American Academy of Pediatrics statement in 1999 that “existing data [was] not sufficient to recommend routine newborn male circumcision” and reduced insurance coverage of the surgery—among other factors.1
U.S. Newborn Male Circumcision Rate Dropped Sharp. American College of Emergency Physicians.
Steep Drop Seen in Circumcisions in U.S. New York Times.
1. Zoler, Mitchel L. InfoViewer: U.S. Newborn Male Circumcision Rate Dropped Sharp. American College of Emergency Physicians. Accessed 08/18/10. http://www.acep.org/MobileArticle.aspx?parentfeedid=4&feed_id=imn080420101635228885&parentid=742