As Circumcision Rates Drop, Costs Increase: Study
August 21, 2012
As gaps in insurance coverage lead to fewer male babies being circumcised in the United States, related health costs could end up increasing by millions of dollars every year, a new study suggests. Using a model based on studies of the long-term health effects of circumcision, researchers predicted that the rate of urinary tract infections in male babies would more than double -- and the rate of HIV infections in men increase by 12 percent -- if only one in ten male newborns was circumcised nationwide. (Pittman, Reuters, 8/20)
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This article was provided by Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. It is a part of the publication Kaiser Daily Health Policy Report. Visit the Kaiser Family Foundation's website to find out more about their activities, publications and services.
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