Iceland Considers Banning Circumcisions Amid Debate about Medical Ethics

February 28, 2018

( – IT’S the Nordic island known for it’s stunning scenery and Game of Thrones strongmen. But Iceland is making headlines over controversial medical guidelines that have sparked fears among religious groups and advocates. The country’s leaders are considering a law that would ban the circumcision of boys for non-medical reasons, making it the first country in Europe to do so. The proposed change would see male circumcision viewed as equal to female circumcision — more commonly known as female genital mutilation (FGM) punishable by up to six years in prison — as young boys are unable to consent.

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