Stop circumcising boys, say Dutch doctors

Dutch doctors organisation KNMG has called on parents not to have their sons circumcised unless there are medical grounds to do so, Nos tv reports.


The organisation says parents should be made aware there are no medical benefits to circumcision and that the operation contravenes a child’s rights.
Between 10,000 and 15,000 Dutch boys – mainly Jewish or Muslim – are circumcised every year and the operation is not without serious complications, the KNMG said.
The KNMG is not in favour of a ban, which it says would drive the practice underground.


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