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Current trends in routine newborn male circumcision in New York State.
N Y State J Med. 1990 May; 90(5):243-6.NY

Abstract

Despite the fact that circumcision of the new-born male has been practiced for at least 6,000 years, the procedure remains controversial. Circumcision rates in the United States remain among the highest of any nation in the industrialized world, yet there is little descriptive data on the demographic characteristics of newborns who are circumcised. New York State's hospital discharge data were used to examine demographic patterns for the procedure for the period 1980-1986. Circumcision was less common in New York City than in other areas of New York State, and was more common in private hospitals than in public hospitals. Whites had the highest rate of circumcision (70%), while Hispanics had the lowest (25%). Newborns under Medicaid coverage were more likely to be circumcised in voluntary hospitals than in public hospitals (45% vs 33%). We conclude that circumcision rates vary depending on a variety of factors, some of which may be attributable to the physician and others to family and society.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar's Program, Department of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles.No affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

2190124

Citation

Wilkes, M S., and S Blum. "Current Trends in Routine Newborn Male Circumcision in New York State." New York State Journal of Medicine, vol. 90, no. 5, 1990, pp. 243-6.
Wilkes MS, Blum S. Current trends in routine newborn male circumcision in New York State. N Y State J Med. 1990;90(5):243-6.
Wilkes, M. S., & Blum, S. (1990). Current trends in routine newborn male circumcision in New York State. New York State Journal of Medicine, 90(5), 243-6.
Wilkes MS, Blum S. Current Trends in Routine Newborn Male Circumcision in New York State. N Y State J Med. 1990;90(5):243-6. PubMed PMID: 2190124.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Current trends in routine newborn male circumcision in New York State. AU - Wilkes,M S, AU - Blum,S, PY - 1990/5/1/pubmed PY - 1990/5/1/medline PY - 1990/5/1/entrez SP - 243 EP - 6 JF - New York state journal of medicine JO - N Y State J Med VL - 90 IS - 5 N2 - Despite the fact that circumcision of the new-born male has been practiced for at least 6,000 years, the procedure remains controversial. Circumcision rates in the United States remain among the highest of any nation in the industrialized world, yet there is little descriptive data on the demographic characteristics of newborns who are circumcised. New York State's hospital discharge data were used to examine demographic patterns for the procedure for the period 1980-1986. Circumcision was less common in New York City than in other areas of New York State, and was more common in private hospitals than in public hospitals. Whites had the highest rate of circumcision (70%), while Hispanics had the lowest (25%). Newborns under Medicaid coverage were more likely to be circumcised in voluntary hospitals than in public hospitals (45% vs 33%). We conclude that circumcision rates vary depending on a variety of factors, some of which may be attributable to the physician and others to family and society. SN - 0028-7628 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/2190124/Current_trends_in_routine_newborn_male_circumcision_in_New_York_State_ L2 - https://medlineplus.gov/circumcision.html DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -