The CDC recently announced that the US circumcision rate is now 33%, down from 56% three years ago. This means that more parents are learning how easy it is to care for an intact penis. This also negates the “locker room” reason, since these circumcised boys will be in the minority.1

A new study estimated that 117 boys die each year as a result of being circumcised, most dying from hemorrhage or infection.2

Circumcision Decision-Maker is one year old. Readers have rated it 4.7 out of 5 stars, which is remarkable considering the controversial nature of circumcision. More than 6,000 birthcare providers are now on this mailing list. What they are saying about CDM:

“I teach prenatal classes and I think this site is great. Information that helps to educate parents is necessary.”
“Thank you for your info. I will give my patients this info and let them chose. What a great website!”

We are continuing to update and improve the website. For instance, we are half way through revising the content, including adding bibliographic citations to each page.

  1. El Bcheraoui C, Greenspan J, Kretsinger K, Chen R. Rates of selected neonatal male circumcision-associated severe adverse events in the United States, 2007-2009. Proceedings, AIDS 2010, Vienna, Austria. 5 Aug 2010.
  2. Bollinger, D. Lost boys: An estimate of U.S. circumcision-related infant deaths. Thymos: J Boyhood Studies, 2010;4(1), 78-90.