The Real US Circumcision Rate?

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The Real US Circumcision Rate?
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Tue, 04-26-2011 - 9:03pm

The sudden (approximately two-year) US plunge in infant male circumcision rates

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Wed, 04-27-2011 - 10:29am
I am skeptical of this number as well. In my state, the percentage of cut boys is much higher. However, we are more uneducated as a whole, and more stuck in our traditions (i.e. doing things because that's what we've always done) - so I am not suprised the circ rate has stayed higher here.

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Wed, 04-27-2011 - 1:50pm

Somehow, I remain a bit skeptical about that low circumcision rate in the US (since it would indicate a precipitous drop in a matter of less than 5 years).

Yet, in that blog, it

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Wed, 04-27-2011 - 10:52pm

Kristi... but Western America especially, and other areas? You live in the Midwest, I think, where boys are still circumcised taditionally. Pockets like this tend to skew statistics.

Nonetheless, like you, I now question what I hoped was wonderful news.

Christopher

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Wed, 04-27-2011 - 11:10pm
federico2009 wrote:

Somehow, I remain a bit skeptical about that low circumcision rate in the US (since it would indicate a precipitous drop in a matter of less than 5 years).

Yet, in that blog, it

"Education is the discovery of our own ignorance." Will Durant


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Thu, 04-28-2011 - 6:47pm

"But how many are aware that the oft-quoted figure was released in a low-key announcement at the last International AIDS Conference in Vienna last year"

Well, yes it was percieved as low key but was typical of the announcements (0r publication) every year.

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Thu, 04-28-2011 - 6:52pm

"In my state, the percentage of cut boys is much higher. However, we are more uneducated as a whole, and more stuck in our traditions"

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Thu, 04-28-2011 - 7:00pm

"Somehow, I remain a bit skeptical about that low circumcision rate in the US (since it would indicate a precipitous drop in a matter of less than 5 years). "

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Thu, 04-28-2011 - 7:50pm

I was going to comment on your change of opinion, Frank - i.e. until I read your third paragraph!

Ignoring

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Fri, 04-29-2011 - 11:14am

".......would you say the media is still actively promoting a pro-circ point of view to the extent it was? I'm thinking of TV in particular....."

Christopher,

Although I do not spend too many hours watching TV here in the US, unscientifically let's say that

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Fri, 04-29-2011 - 6:40pm

"Ignoring

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