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Updated parental viewpoints on male neonatal circumcision in the United States.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20080519     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Through a questionnaire, the authors sought to elicit information about initial attitudes concerning circumcision after reading a summary of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Policy Statement and, again, after reading a description of recent HIV/HPV studies. Predictors of increased support for circumcision included having a prior circumcised boy and being US born. Predictors of decreased support included being of Hispanic ethnicity and believing that the uncircumcised penis was more culturally normal. After reading the AAP statement, 86% of respondents remained favorable of elective circumcision, whereas 13% viewed it less favorably. After reading the passage about the HIV/HPV studies, the majority maintained their initial level of support. Certain characteristics were associated with an individual's desire to perform circumcision on his/her infant. Despite a slight decrease in support to perform circumcision after reading the AAP policy summary, respondents' initial attitudes toward circumcision were unchanged after subsequent review of recent HIV/HPV research.
Authors:
Marvin L Wang; Eric A Macklin; Erin Tracy; Hiyam Nadel; Elizabeth A Catlin
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical pediatrics     Volume:  49     ISSN:  1938-2707     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin Pediatr (Phila)     Publication Date:  2010 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-01-18     Completed Date:  2010-05-06     Revised Date:  2011-08-25    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0372606     Medline TA:  Clin Pediatr (Phila)     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  130-6     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Affiliation:
Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02114, USA. mwang1@partners.org
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Age Factors
Circumcision, Male* / adverse effects,  ethnology
Cohort Studies
Family Characteristics
Female
HIV Infections / prevention & control,  transmission
Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice*
Humans
Infant, Newborn
Male
Papillomavirus Infections / prevention & control,  transmission
Parents / psychology*
Practice Guidelines as Topic
Risk Assessment
United States

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