BERLIN (AP) -- A German court has ruled that circumcising young boys on religious grounds amounts to bodily harm even if parents consent to the procedure....

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  • German hospital working to deter parents from circumcising
    Despite legislation enshrining the right to circumcision ... several German medical associations came out strongly against the practice. “There is no reason from a medical point of view to remove an intact foreskin from underage boys or boys unable ...
    07/21/2015 - 6:27 pm | View Link
  • Germany court criminalizes circumcision of minors
    ... circumcising young boys based on religious traditions is prohibited even if the parents consent to the procedure. The Cologne state court [official website, in German] addressed the issue of whether to criminalize the circumcision of Muslim and Jewish ...
    07/21/2015 - 5:45 am | View Link
  • German Court Bans Male Circumcision
    A German court has managed to bring together Christians, Muslims and Jews — at least in a shared sense of outrage. The court in Cologne has banned circumcision for boys on the grounds that it amounts to bodily harm. (MORE: How 11 New York City Babies ...
    06/29/2012 - 11:08 pm | View Link
  • German court bans circumcision of young boys
    The court in the western city of Cologne handed down the decision on Tuesday in the case of a doctor prosecuted for circumcising a four-year-old Muslim boy who had to be treated two days later for post-operative bleeding. It ruled involuntary religious ...
    06/28/2012 - 1:55 pm | View Link
  • German Court Rules Religious Circumcision On Young Boys Is A Crime
    A German court has ruled that circumcising young boys, even for religious purposes, amounts to grievous bodily harm, a decision that the Jewish community has said trampled on parents’ religious rights. Yahoo News reports that the regional court of ...
    06/27/2012 - 5:58 pm | View Link
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  • History of male circumcision
    The origin of male circumcision is not known with certainty. It has been variously proposed that it began as a religious sacrifice, as a rite of passage marking a boy ...
    07/31/2015 - 11:06 pm | View Website
  • Men and Circumcision
    Circumcision. Menstuff® has compiled information, books, and resources on the issue of circumcision. For clarity, circumcision is the surgical removal of foreskin.
    07/31/2015 - 11:10 am | View Website
  • Circumcision controversies
    Male circumcision has often been, and remains, the subject of controversy on a number of grounds—including religious, ethical, sexual, and health. The Ancient ...
    07/30/2015 - 11:40 am | View Website
  • Mom fled circumcision ordered by court for son: Arrest ...
    A mom fled with her son so that the circumcision which was court-ordered for her 4-year-old child would not take place.
    03/9/2015 - 10:22 pm | View Website
  • UK court ducks position on circumcision | UK Human Rights Blog
    I understood there was case-law requiring BOTH parents required to consent before circumcision can be performed because it is a contraversial procedure.
    07/20/2013 - 7:36 pm | View Website
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