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Hospital stops ops after circumcision ruling
Berlin's Jewish Hospital has suspended all non-medical circumcision procedures amid legal uncertainty resulting from this week's court ruling that it amounts to bodily harm and criminal assault.
The hospital decided to stop performing the procedures in light of Tuesday's ruling by the Cologne district court, Kristof Graf, head of the Department for Internal Medicine at the Jewish Hospital told the Tageszeitung newspaper on Saturday.
After consulting with internal and external lawyers on the subject, the hospital decided their doctors could not continue to operate on legally uncertain ground. The hospital performed 300 procedures last year, of which 100 were for non-medical reasons, said Graf.
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