A Bill to End

Male Genital Mutilation

in the U.S.

   76% - 100%

51% - 75%

26% - 50%

0% - 25%

No data

Hospital Circumcision Rates by State
(Updated October 13, 2015)

 Percentage rates are from 2013, 2012 or 2009 (reflecting the latest published data).
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​​Study: 2009 Average U.S. Circumcision Rate Falls to 33%

An August 2010 study of more than 6.5 million newborn boys presented by Charbel El Bcheraoui from the Centers for Disease Control at the 18th International AIDS Conference in Vienna found that the average U.S. circumcision rate fell from 56% in 2006 to 33% in 2009.

U.S. hospitals and practitioners are not legally required to report how many circumcisions they perform, so the state circumcision statistics on the map below are drawn from government surveys. They were compiled by Hugh O'Donnell using the State Inpatient Databases (SID)Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS), and Kids' Inpatient Database (KID), all of which are published by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP). For more detailed circumcision data, download this source document.


The data only includes statistics for boys who are born in hospitals and circumcised before discharge, though, so boys who are circumcised later are not counted. This means that the actual infant circumcision rates may be considerably higher than the rates shown below.

The overall average U.S. hospital infant circumcision rate in 2011 according to the Nationwide Inpatient Sample was 57%. This differs slightly from the overall average reported by the 2009 
National Hospital Discharge Survey which puts the rate at 56%, and the 2009 Kids' Inpatient Database that reports 55% (all reflecting a slow downward trend from a high of about 85% in 1965).

Circumcision Statistics

StateCircumcision RateYear ReportedMedicaid Status
AlabamaNo data-Still Medicaid funded
Alaska
No data
-
Still Medicaid funded
Arizona
16%2013Not Medicaid funded since 2002
Arkansas
67%2013Still Medicaid funded
California23%2013Not Medicaid funded since September 1, 1982
Colorado56%2013Not Medicaid funded since July 1, 2011
Connecticut
71%2009Still Medicaid funded
DelawareNo data-Still Medicaid funded
Florida
31%2013Not Medicaid funded since July 1, 2003
Georgia
72%2009Still Medicaid funded
Hawaii
77%2013Still Medicaid funded
Idaho
No data
-Not Medicaid funded since July 1, 2005
Illinois
63%2013Still Medicaid funded
Indiana
83%2013Still Medicaid funded
Iowa
81%2013Still Medicaid funded
Kansas
73%2013Still Medicaid funded
Kentucky
86%2013Still Medicaid funded
Louisiana
45%2012Still Medicaid funded
Maine
70%2012Not Medicaid funded since February 3, 2004
Maryland
66%2013Still Medicaid funded
Massachusetts
65%2012Still Medicaid funded
Michigan
84%2013Still Medicaid funded
Minnesota
59%2013Not Medicaid funded since August 1, 2005
Mississippi
No data-Not Medicaid funded since February 3, 2000
Missouri
75%2013Not Medicaid funded since August 1, 2002
Montana
50%2009Not Medicaid funded since January 1, 2003
Nebraska
75%2013Still Medicaid funded
Nevada
10%2013Not Medicaid funded since before 1999
New Hampshire
76%2009Still Medicaid funded
New Jersey
65%2013Still Medicaid funded
New Mexico
47%2013Still Medicaid funded
New York
58%2013Still Medicaid funded
North Carolina
50%2013Not Medicaid funded since December 1, 2002
North Dakota
77%2013Not Medicaid funded since 1986
Ohio
84%2009Still Medicaid funded
Oklahoma75%2013Still Medicaid funded
Oregon
17%2013Not Medicaid funded since c. 1994
Pennsylvania
79%2012Still Medicaid funded
Rhode Island
75%2012Still Medicaid funded
South Carolina
72%2013Not Medicaid funded since February 1, 2011
South Dakota
77%2009Still Medicaid funded
Tennessee
74%2013Still Medicaid funded
Texas
51%2013Still Medicaid funded
Utah
33%2013Not Medicaid funded since July 1, 2003
Vermont
67%2013Still Medicaid funded
Virginia
74%2009Still Medicaid funded
Washington
10%2013Not Medicaid funded since before 1999
West Virginia
91%2013Still Medicaid funded
Wisconsin
81%2013Still Medicaid funded
Wyoming
73%2013Still Medicaid funded