Denmark’s government has commissioned an investigation into whether non-medical circumcision procedures violate its health code.
Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt on Saturday told the Copenhagen-based Politiken daily: “We will examine the public health recommendations followed in this area.” The paper reported that the government has commissioned a study on this question.
Last month, Politiken published an expose which said the National Board of Health did not monitor the conditions under which circumcision takes place.
Non-medical circumcision of minors has been the subject of a heated debate in Denmark over the past few months. Several politicians have reportedly called for a ban on the practice, prompting angry reactions from Jews and Muslims.
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