Fewer areas offer religious circumcisions
James Savage · 22 Oct 2006, 12:12
Published: 22 Oct 2006 12:12 GMT+02:00
A new law was introduced five years ago to increase controls and protect boys from poorly performed operations. But with the increased controls, more and more local authorities have stopped offering the operation for non-medical purposes, Swedish Radio reports.
The number of local authorities that carry out the operation has halved since the law was introduced. The Skåne, Örebro and Värmland authorities have put a stop to all circumcisions that are not for purely medical reasons.