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 Court Bans Male Circumcision
    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 Contracted Herpes Through Circumcision) The court made its ruling in the case of a 4-year-old boy who had been ...
    06/29/2012 - 10:45 pm | View Link
  • German Court: Circumcision of Young Boys Constitutes "Illegal Bodily Harm"
    A regional court in Cologne, Germany, has determined that religious circumcision of young boys constitutes “illegal bodily harm,” even when performed with the consent of the parents, and that the “fundamental rights of the child to bodily integrity ...
    06/27/2012 - 12:36 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 ...
    06/27/2012 - 6:05 am | View Link
  • German court bans male circumcision, sparks outrage among Jews, Muslims
    BERLIN - Jewish and Muslim groups protested on Wednesday after a German court banned the circumcision of young boys for religious reasons, Reuters reported. The ban applies to the Cologne region of Germany. The court in the western city of Cologne handed ...
    06/26/2012 - 7:32 pm | View Link
  • German court: Circumcision on Jewish boys assault
    Cologne state court said the child's right to physical integrity trumps freedom of religion and parents' rights, German news agency dapd reported Tuesday. The case involved a doctor accused of carrying out a circumcision on a 4-year-old that led to medical ...
    06/26/2012 - 9:47 am | 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 ...
    06/20/2016 - 3:29 pm | View Website
  • Beyond the Bris
    When I was pregnant for the first time, my mom asked me if it was a boy can we plan a bris. I replied with "No" but that we could just do the baby naming part at home.
    06/17/2016 - 7:07 pm | View Website
  • Circumcision, Circumcision of baby boys, Canada, genital ...
    Over 20 South African boys die in circumcision rituals: police. May 16, 2013 (Reuters) - More than 20 South African boys have died over the past week during coming of ...
    06/17/2016 - 11:00 am | View Website
  • History of Circumcision
    Accurate and reliable information on the history of circumcision, including articles and primary documents relating to both male and female circumcision, in both ...
    06/16/2016 - 9:28 am | View Website
  • Circumcision and law
    There are ancient religious requirements for circumcision. The Hebrew Bible commands Jews to circumcise their male children on the eighth day of life, and to ...
    06/16/2016 - 8:31 am | View Website
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