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Further comments about infant circumcision.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6942279     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Wellington data confirm the findings of a Christchurch study of infant circumcision with the added finding that social class (measured by mother's education and husband's socio-economic status) is significant in determining outcome. Women are subject to pressure from medical staff, not to have boys circumcised resulting in a lower actual circumcision rate (20 percent) than that anticipated six to eight weeks before delivery (37 percent).
B J Crothers
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The New Zealand medical journal     Volume:  93     ISSN:  0028-8446     ISO Abbreviation:  N. Z. Med. J.     Publication Date:  1981 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1981-09-25     Completed Date:  1981-09-25     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401067     Medline TA:  N Z Med J     Country:  NEW ZEALAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  265-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Circumcision, Male*
Educational Status
Infant, Newborn*
Interview, Psychological
Mothers / psychology
Professional-Patient Relations
Social Class
Socioeconomic Factors

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