Organizations Angered by Suggestion to Legalize Minor Female Circumcision

10 October 2011

The Dutch Physicians’ Association and women’s groups have responded to a lawyer whose doctoral thesis urged legalization of a ‘minor form of female circumcision. The thesis, presented at Erasmus University, suggested that “cultural freedom should take precedence”, while a speaker for the Gynaecoloigcal Patients Association responded that “circumcision is torture, plain and simple.”