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Norway: Children's Ombudsman proposes minimum age for circumcision
Islam in Europe
Children's Ombudsman Reidar Hjermann says there should be a minimum age for circumcisions for boys. That age should be either 15, when Norwegian children can make decisions regarding religion, or 16, when they can make health-related decisions.
Hjermann says he's received negative responses from religious leaders. He said he also spoke with youth. "We've had a meeting with four circumcised boys from the Middle East and Africa, and three of them think a minimum age is proper. At the same time, they said that the parents' generation will be opposed to a minimum age. They thought the procedure didn't have to do so much with culture but mostly with religion."
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