Acceptability of neonatal circumcision by Hispanics in southern Florida

J. G. Castro, D. L. Jones, M. R. López, K. Deeb, I. Barradas, S. M. Weiss

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This study attempted to determine the acceptability of neonatal circumcision in Hispanic expectant and new parents and to explore potential associations with lower acceptability. Overall, we found surprisingly high rates of acceptability in this community that contrasts with the actual low rates of circumcision in Hispanics in the USA. This gap is important since newborn circumcision has been suggested as an additional long-range tool in reducing longstanding ethnic disparities in HIV incidence in the USA. A larger study will be needed to determine what factors are associated with low acceptability and how one might effectively address these concerns in this population.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)591-594
Number of pages4
JournalInternational Journal of STD and AIDS
Issue number8
StatePublished - Aug 2010


  • Hispanics
  • HIV
  • Neonatal circumcision
  • Patient acceptability
  • STD

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Pharmacology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases


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