These teens from the Xhosa tribe wear traditional garb and paint after their coming-of-age circumcision ceremony near Qunu, South Africa. CARL DE SOUZA/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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CDC Considers Counseling Males Of All Ages On Circumcision

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Snip Decision: Africa's Campaign To Circumcise Its Men

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Where a boy is born has a big influence on whether he'll be circumcised, data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show. CDC hide caption

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As Heard On All Things Considered

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A rabbi holds up a pillow used during ritual circumcision at a synagogue in Berlin. Markus Schreiber/AP hide caption

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German Lawmakers Move To Quell Uproar Over Circumcision

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Social worker Shannon Coyne and her husband decided against circumcision for their son, now 11 months old. The nation's most influential pediatricians group says the health benefits of circumcision in newborn boys outweigh any risks and that insurance companies should pay for it. Matt Rourke/AP hide caption

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Pediatricians Decide Boys Are Better Off Circumcised Than Not

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