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Unformatted text preview: Greatest decline was in west in states like California c) Slight increase in southern states 4) Circumcision and race a) 81% of whites are circumcised b) 65% of blacks c) 54% of Hispanics 5) Circumcision and class a) 87% percent of men with college-educated mothers were circumcised Ian O’Connor 10/01/08 ANT2301 #0270 b) 62% percent without highschool educated mothers were circumcised 6) Health benefits a) Most people do not believe circumcision is more healthy than preserving a foreskin b) Uncircumcised men have less STDs on average than circumcised men c) The United States has the second highest HIV infection rate in the world 7) Conclusion a) Circumcision is an outdated medical procedure with no health benefits b) Irrational – Continued due to social pressures and norms c) Maintained to increase profits for surgeons and physicians...
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This note was uploaded on 03/24/2009 for the course ANT 2301 taught by Professor Gravlee during the Fall '08 term at University of Florida.
- Fall '08