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August 6, 2012 10:00 pm

Norway Recommends Replacing Circumcisions With Non-Surgical Ritual

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Instruments used for a Jewish circumcision. Photo: wiki commons.

JPost/JTA – Norway’s ombudsman for children’s rights has proposed that Jews and Muslim replace male circumcision with a symbolic, nonsurgical ritual.

Dr. Anne Lindboe told the newspaper Vart Land last month that circumcision in boys was a violation of a person’s right to decide over his own body. “Muslim and Jewish children are entitled to the same protection as all other children,” she said. She added that the practice caused unnecessary pain and was medically unbeneficial.

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