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January 21st, 2007
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Circumcision in Real Life and in Slash

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From:mofic
Date:January 21st, 2007 09:14 pm (UTC)
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I've found the opposite to be true about insurance companies - I'm sure it varies from insurance company to insurance company and by time and place. But when my son was born, neonatal circumcision was not covered by our insurance, but circumcision later for medical reasons (e.g. phimosis) was.

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From:xtricks
Date:January 23rd, 2007 03:21 am (UTC)
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Well, milage varies, of course. In the case I'm talking about, there was no medical reason- the desire to have the son circumsised was social (the locker room phenomenon). I have no doubt that a medical problem would have been covered.

I'm on the West Coast and, though I grew up in NY, and I've found that social conservatism of the 'do what's socially acceptable' sort is common here. So, no doubt there are differences in the logic - and I use this term very losely when associated with health insurance - used to determine coverage.
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From:mofic
Date:January 23rd, 2007 03:29 am (UTC)
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I would guess mileage varies by time as well as place. The West, btw, is the region of the US with the lowest neonatal circumcision rates - not sure whether that's relevant at all.

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