The rate of circumcisions in the United States has declined precipitously during the past four years.
The news was revealed at the recent 18th International AIDS Conference in Vienna, where Charbel El Bcheraoui, Ph.D. of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) gave a presentation statingthat the newborn circumcision rate has plunged from 56% in 2006 to only 33% a short three years later in 2009. The dramatic drop accentuates a decade long trend in the rate of male circumcision across the U.S. population.
This data appears likely to be reliable as according to the CDC, it comes from the largest review of US circumcision rates ever performed. While it is probably impossible to be certain of the exact causes of this development,intactivists can justly take credit for much of the change, especially given that it has been achieved despite the attempts of some to promote the procedure to allegedly help stop AIDS in Africa.
An article about this development can be read on the website of the American College of Emergency Physicians at imng.com.
Vienna participants Martin Novoa and Ken Drabik will be reporting in detail on this important conference in our next newsletter, due out in a few months.
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