UF Surgeons in the News – The Wall Street Journal: Circumcision Coverage Comes into Focus

IMG_8205This article by reporter Arian Campo-Flores explores the results of Florida’s decision to discontinue Medicaid coverage for routine circumcisions in newborns, as well as similar trends in other states. It also discusses the American Academy of Pediatrics’ stance on circumcision. Dr. Saleem Islam, a UF pediatric surgeon, is quoted extensively in this article and voices his desire for the state to restart Medicaid coverage for routine newborn circumcisions because they are safer for children and less expensive than circumcisions performed on older boys.

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Circumcision Coverage Comes into Focus

Annie Sneed from Scientific American also covered the UF Health study in a recent blog post: Newborn Circumcision Shown to be a Better Financial Choice in Medical Coverage