Doctors in the Netherlands Call for Debate over Male Circumcision

15 September 2011

The Dutch federation of doctors (KNMG) is calling for explicit statements opposing male circumcision. The KNMG suggests that the “ritual practice” is “medically irresponsible…between five and 15 percent of cases lead to later complications”. Muslim and Jewish populations have released statements against the ban, with the union of Moroccan mosques explaining that “circumcision is a precept of our faith, which we want to continue observing”.