Oslo Norway: 3 circs/20,000 male babies over 26 year period = rate of 0.02%
[source: Dr. Dag Riis, Director of an OSlo well-baby clinic. Telepphone interview, August 1973] p. 127 of Wallerstein's book [Relates to circs in babies]
Denmark: 3 circs/1968 school age children up to age 17, examined annually over a period of several years = 0.15% [Oster 1968 - author noted that in all 3 cases, circ was believed to have been avoidable] [Relates to circs in childhood and adolesence.] p. 127
Finland: Finnish National Board of Health had compiled national case records for the year 1970 on phimosis and paraphimosis. Cases of these were 0.023% in men 15 and older, but the Board of Health guessed that the number having a circumcision for these problems was not higher than 10%. Wallerstein made an estimate based on 25% of these cases getting a circumcision, resulting in an adult (>15 y/o) rate of circumcision in Finland in 1970 of 6/100,000 [1/17000 = 0.006%]. They also said that surgery for the <15 age group was even rarer than for >15. [Dr. A S Haro, Private communication, Helsinki, Finland, Oct 24, 1973]. p. 128
www.cirp.org is the best site for lots of medical papers, plus analysis, relating to circumcision.
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|Mama, since you're writing a research paper (for a grade?), make sure you have the spelling right: it's circumcision, not circumcism.|
I did find the info and it was from Finland with the stat of about 1 in 16,667 men. I got it from the cirp site but thanks for posting the actual study it came from.
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