A study published in the American Journal of Public Health in June found that in the United States, around half of all male circumcisions are performed on boys under the age of 14, and that around 90 percent of these surgeries are performed without the boy’s consent.
In fact, the authors said that a third of circumcisers in the study reported that they felt pressured to perform the surgery without their consent.
And while most men in the U.S. are circumcised in the hospital, the practice has also spread to rural areas, especially rural areas of the US.
According to the authors of the study, a recent trend has been to replace circumcision with a more comprehensive treatment called post-operative mastectomy, in which the boy is circumcised without anesthesia, at the same time as the operation is being performed.
According, the study authors, “post-operative circumcision was associated with higher rates of morbidity, mortality, and mortality associated with chronic disease and premature mortality.”
The study also found that boys with more severe cases of infection were more likely to require surgical correction.
“Our findings suggest that circumcision is associated with complications in children with more serious infections, such as pneumonia, and in boys with pre-existing conditions,” Dr. Sarah Reardon, the lead author of the report and a pediatrician at the University of Utah, said in a statement.
“The evidence indicates that circumcision may be associated with premature morbidity and mortality.
Our data provide compelling evidence that neonatal circumcision is an unnecessary and potentially harmful procedure that could lead to severe health risks for both parents and children.”
A 2012 study published by the Journal of Pediatrics and Pediatrics found that nearly half of the 1,500 circumcising boys in the US between 2007 and 2011 had received at least one type of anesthesia during the procedure.
The authors said these procedures may have led to a reduction in the health of the boys.
Another study published earlier this year, found that the average age of first circumcision for boys in Canada was 17, while the average was around 10.
However, in the UK, where the procedure is still relatively common, the average is 11.
Another recent study found that more than 80 percent of the circumcised men in Africa and the Middle East were circumcised before age 13, and 90 percent had never been circumcised.
The US Department of Health and Human Services has also released a statement stating that it is working to increase the availability of medical care for boys who have had surgery.
“In the past, American hospitals have not been equipped to meet the needs of these children,” Dr Michael Baskin, the deputy commissioner for the department’s Office of HIV/AIDS and STD Prevention, said.
“This is not an acceptable situation.”
Dr. Reardon said that it was important to focus on boys who are most likely to have had a circumcision and provide them with appropriate care.
“If we don’t provide care, then boys will not be able to recover from the surgery,” she said.