The rise of the number of circumcisions in Belgium differs from the tendency in The United Kingdom, The United States of America, Australia and New Zeeland. So far, the trends in pediatric circumcisions in Belgium are not investigated and the cause of the rising number of circumcisions remains uncertain.
The objective of this study is to describe the trends in circumcisions of boys aged between 0 and 16 years in the Brussels University Hospital and in Belgium.
The study has a two-fold character. Firstly, trends in pediatric circumcision in the Brussels University Hospital are investigated from 1994 to 2012. The number of circumcisions, the mean age during circumcision and the indication to circumcise are analyzed. Secondly, trends in pediatric circumcision are studied in Belgium from 2002 to 2011. The goal is to describe how the number of circumcisions, the circumcision rate and the rate in the indications to circumcise have changed in Belgium in boys aged 0 to 15 years during the ten-year study period.