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The European: His Body, His Choice

Article here. From 2012, but still very relevant. Excerpt:

'Recently, a German court ruled that the right of the child to physical integrity trumps the right of the parents to religious freedom. The court further stated that circumcision of a minor for non-medical reasons is a criminal offense. Circumcision should therefore be postponed until the boy can decide for himself.
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As part of this worldwide trend, and following other professional organizations, the KNMG published a position paper in 2010 on the ‘non-therapeutic circumcision of minors’ (NTC). In it, the KNMG concluded that circumcision violates the child’s right to autonomy and physical integrity. One of the main guideposts for the KNMG in this issue is the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC). This declaration states that children should be protected ‘against all forms of physical or mental violence, injury or abuse.’ It also calls upon governments to ‘take measures to abolish traditional practices prejudicial to the health of children.' There is ample scientific proof that NTC is indeed prejudicial to the health of children. Around 25-50% of healthy skin is removed from the penis in circumcision. ...'


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