Circumcisions Performed in U.S. Community Hospitals, 2009

Published in: HCUP Statistical Brief No. 126 (Rockville, MD. : Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Feb. 2012), 13 p

by Jared Lane Maeda, Ramya Chari, A. Elixhauser

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Circumcision is the most commonly performed surgical procedure in newborns. Although circumcisions may be performed for cultural or religious reasons, there has been debate over the ethics and medical necessity of this procedure.

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