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Is the united states the only place where circumcision of males is widely practiced?

19 doctors weighed in
Dr. Bryan Levey
Pediatrics
7 doctors agree

In brief: No

I recently had cause to check the actual numbers, as best they can be determined.
According to what i found, about 1/3 of the men in the world are circumcised, and about 2/3 are not. Since only a tiny fraction of the world's people are found in the United States, and less than half of these are male, clearly circumcision happens elsewhere.

In brief: No

I recently had cause to check the actual numbers, as best they can be determined.
According to what i found, about 1/3 of the men in the world are circumcised, and about 2/3 are not. Since only a tiny fraction of the world's people are found in the United States, and less than half of these are male, clearly circumcision happens elsewhere.
Dr. Bryan Levey
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David Miller
Family Medicine
7 doctors agree

In brief: Hardly

Circumcision is widely practiced in many cultures, most prominently among jews and muslims, which can be found all over the globe.
Indeed, jews and muslims were practicing circumcision hundreds of years before america came along.

In brief: Hardly

Circumcision is widely practiced in many cultures, most prominently among jews and muslims, which can be found all over the globe.
Indeed, jews and muslims were practicing circumcision hundreds of years before america came along.
David Miller
David Miller
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Dr. George Klauber
And so were the ancient Egyptians long before Mohammed was born
Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Statistically Speaki

Although circumcisions are done world wide, a higher percentage of men in the US are circumcised compared to most other countries according to current statistics, which are limited.

In brief: Statistically Speaki

Although circumcisions are done world wide, a higher percentage of men in the US are circumcised compared to most other countries according to current statistics, which are limited.
Dr. Mark Diamond
Dr. Mark Diamond
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Dr. Martin Raff
It depends on what country you are referring to. Both jews (Israel) and muslims practice circumcision.
Dr. George Klauber
Pediatrics - Urology
2 doctors agree

In brief: No

Every male in all the islamic countries & israel gets circumcised.
Same in kenya and philippines. It is the rite of passage into manhood for many african tribes.

In brief: No

Every male in all the islamic countries & israel gets circumcised.
Same in kenya and philippines. It is the rite of passage into manhood for many african tribes.
Dr. George Klauber
Dr. George Klauber
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Dr. Sari Nabulsi
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Circumcision

In the United States, circumcision is commonly done in the white caucasian, but less common among hispanics and african americans.
Circumcision is more common around religious oriented communities, like muslims and jewish.

In brief: Circumcision

In the United States, circumcision is commonly done in the white caucasian, but less common among hispanics and african americans.
Circumcision is more common around religious oriented communities, like muslims and jewish.
Dr. Sari Nabulsi
Dr. Sari Nabulsi
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