The rate of circumcisions in the United States has declined precipitously during the past four years.
The news was revealed at the recentÃ‚Â 18th International AIDS Conference in Vienna, where Charbel El Bcheraoui, Ph.D. of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)Ã‚Â gave a presentation statingÃ‚Â that the newborn circumcision rate has plunged from 56% in 2006 to only 33% a short three years later in 2009.Ã‚Â 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 fromÃ‚Â the largest review of US circumcision rates ever performed. While it is probably impossible to be certain of the exact causes of this development,Ã‚Â intactivists can justly take credit for much of the change, especially given that it has been achievedÃ‚Â despite the attempts ofÃ‚Â someÃ‚Â to promote the procedure to allegedly help stop AIDS in Africa.
An article about this developmentÃ‚Â can be read on the website of the American College of Emergency Physicians at imng.com.
ViennaÃ‚Â 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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