Replace circumcision with symbolic ritual, says Norwegian children’s watchdog

Haaretz:

Circumcising boys violates their right to decide over their own body, says children’s watchdog Dr. Anne Lindboe.

Norway’s ombudsman for children’s rights has proposed that Jews and Muslims replace male circumcision with a symbolic, nonsurgical ritual.

Dr. Anne Lindboe told the newspaper Vart Land last month that circumcising boys was a violation of their right to decide over their own body.

“Muslim and Jewish children are entitled to the same protection as all other children,” Lindboe said, adding that the practice caused unnecessary pain and was medically unbeneficial.

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