Why do Turkish get circumcised?

Background: In Turkey, circumcision is a necessity for boys to gain a masculine identity. In contrast to Western societies, where circumcision is performed in the neonatal period, it is performed at older ages in our population, and the timing may affect the psychosocial well-being of males.

What is Turkish circumcision?

Circumcision is among the most significant traditional procedures related to the child in Anatolia , and is the strictest and most widespread practice among religious and ritual procedures. The word “sünnet” (the word used in Turkish for circumcision) is of Arabic origin and means “busy path”.

Are Turkish Muslims circumcised?

Circumcision is a common practice among Jewish and Muslims in the world. Most of the people are Muslim in Turkey, so almost all of the Turkish men have been circumcised.

How common is circumcision in Turkey?

Table 1 Percentage of circumcised males in each of the 237 countries and territories in the world a

Country/territory MC %
Turkey 98.6
Turkmenistan 93.4
Turks & Caicos Is 0.1
Tuvalu 95

How much is a circumcision in Turkey?

The operation can cost anywhere between $300 and $800, while paying for the spread and celebrations can typically cost over $1,000. Dr. Sefik Ersan, an Ankara-based surgeon who has carried out more than 5,000 circumcision operations, estimated that only 10 to 15 percent of Turks take their kids to surgeons.

Why do Turks wait to circumcise?

As in other Islamic nations, Turkish men who are not circumcised are often made to feel ashamed or dirty and virtually all boys have it done. But in some areas the traditional sünnet ceremonies are dying out as parents opt to have sons circumcised in hospital at birth to prevent pain and fear when they are older.