Circumcision Rites, Ceremonies
& Practices Worldwide
Circumcision is the oldest known surgical procedure and most widely spread religious and social custom in the world. Circumcision is today performed on every inhabited continent and by many societies around the world. Estimates indicate that the worldwide circumcision rate is between 30%-40%. In this chapter of the CIRCLIST website, we take you for an around-the-world look at circumcision.
[Editor’s Note: A number of pages have been withdrawn from this section of the website for major revision. It is hoped to have the whole chapter fully operational again by the end of 2012. Please bear with us while we research the up-to-date situation.]
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