To circumcise or not?

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Were you expecting a different picture?

Did you know that US circumcision rates have decreased from 79% to 55% in the past 20 years?  This has resulted in an estimated $2 Billion (Yes, billion with a “B”) in additional healthcare expenditures.

The benefits of circumcision are prevention of urinary tract infections, penile cancer and transmission of some sexually transmitted infections to other sexual partners.

The decision to have a child circumcised rests with the parents–who should consider the medical evidence in context of their own religious, ethical, and cultural beliefs.

Interesting statistics.

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About drlesliegreenberg

I have been practicing as a family physician for over 20 years--as both an educator of physicians and clinician. From infancy to the elderly, I perform obstetrics and general medicine. I love my career and am passionate about my field of knowledge and my patients. Follow me on Facebook at Leslie Md Greenberg Medical Disclaimer The content of this website is provided for general informational purposes only and is not intended as, nor should it be considered a substitute for, professional medical advice. Do not use the information on this website for diagnosing or treating any medical or health condition. If you have or suspect you have a medical problem, promptly contact your professional healthcare provider.
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