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doi: 10.1097/01.AOG.0000255667.94730.c0
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Why and How a Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology Stopped Doing Routine Newborn Male Circumcision

Johnson, Timothy R. B. MD1; Pituch, Kenneth MD2; Brackbill, Erin L. MD2; Wan, Julian MD3; van de Ven, Cosmas MD1; Pearlman, Mark D. MD1

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Abstract

In 2004, the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Michigan decided to stop offering routine circumcision for specialty and disciplinary, logistic, and educational reasons. The Pediatric Hospitalist Service assumed responsibility for the procedures and the educational process with resultant patient and staff satisfaction, educational, logistical and economic benefits.

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