It Costs $23,000 to Get Your Peen Snipped in the US

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Hospitals are already so ridiculously overpriced that I'm surprised I'm even surprised about this but according to a new father, a hospital in Boston quoted him $23,000 for a circumcision procedure for his son.


His son was born in a birth center so he couldn't get circumcised at birth. So when he called Mass General in Boston, MA they gave him the ridonkulous price.
In his words:

When I called Mass General to get a quote on the price, I got the following: $23,000 (includes Facility, Physician, Anesthesia)

This procedure is less than 30 minutes; the doctor himself even stated that this is one of the easiest procedures. I've researched prices for other countries and found a high of $1200.


A foreskin saved is 23 grand in your pocket? [Cynical-C via BoingBoing, Image Credit Ljupco Smokovski/Shutterstock]

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On another note, I thought birthing center folks were all anti-circumcision?