Routine circumcision practice in Western Australia 1981-1999

Katrina Spilsbury, J.B. Semmens, Z.S. Wisniewski, D'Arcy Holman

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Background: Routine neonatal circumcision has declined in most English-speaking countries. The purpose of the present study was to investigate the trends in incidence of routine circumcision in Western Australia and current patterns of the procedure according to sociodemographic factors. Methods: Hospital morbidity data were used to conduct a population-based study of all circumcisions performed in Western ­Australian hospitals during 1981-1999. Medicare insurance rebate statistics were used to estimate the numbers of circumcisions performed outside of hospital on boys
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)610-614
JournalANZ Journal of Surgery
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 2003


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