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All male circumcisions in Denmark must be registered
The Health Ministry has announced that from the New Year all circumcisions of baby boys must be reported to the National Patient Registry – regardless of whether they are performed at a clinic or home.
Doctors who neglect reporting a circumcision surgery to the authorities will be fined.
The Jewish Society in Denmark hopes that compulsory registration will result in a decline of illegal cases.
"We have to have a better overview, and therefore we demand doctors also report circumcisions performed outside private clinics," Ellen Trane Nørby, the health minister, told Kristeligt Dagblad.
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