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Two boys seriously injured after illegal circumcision

TT/The Local · 19 Apr 2009, 10:01

Published: 19 Apr 2009 10:01 GMT+02:00

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The hospital has submitted a report to the police that two boys, born in 2001 and 2004, have been operated on as a result of injuries sustained during their circumcision.

It is suspected that the illegal home operations were conducted by the same man who lost his licence from the National Board of Health and Welfare (Socialstyrelsen) in 2007 after he injured several young boys.

"This person must be stopped. This is a matter of urgency," said Marie Hansson, a welfare board lawyer, to newspaper Dagens Nyheter.

Stockholm City police will now interview the boys and their parents. The man is suspected of performing illegal circumcisions with an alternative offence of assault.

The man does not have any medical qualifications recognised in Sweden, but unqualified people can in special cases apply to the health and welfare board for a licence to conduct circumcisions.

The procedure can then only be carried out in private on boys younger than two months. The boys in question are considerably older, having been born in 2001 and 2004.

Circumcision is a commonly applied tradition in Muslim and Jewish communities. The procedure involves the full or partial removal of the penis foreskin.

Sweden has a law, in force since 2001, covering the practice of circumcision on boys up to 18-years-old. The procedure should normally be conducted with pain relievers by a doctor, nurse or private person holding a special licence from the health and welfare board.

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Stockholm County Council does not currently offer the operation within the public healthcare system and parents are referred to private clinics where demand is high, reports Dagens Nyheter.

The newspaper reports that since the man lost his licence there are no longer any people within the Muslim community who are licensed to carry out the practice.

Many Muslims therefore approach Jewish practitioners to circumcise their male offspring.

TT/The Local (news@thelocal.se)

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Your comments about this article

15:09 April 19, 2009 by dtes
i am a male who is circumcised, and im glad, cuz its nice and clean and my wife likes it like that more so than the savage nasty yuck, BUT with that said, I AM ALSO AN ATHEIST, and i dont believe religion or its superstitious traditions and ceremony belongs in the medical community at all and it sickens me to see how tolerant folks are when it comes to allowing these pushy morons to pollute our world with their delusional non-sense, can we not evolve past this? its almost 2010, give it up!
08:59 April 20, 2009 by longtime
As the wife of someone who is circumcised I say it is butchery. If it is done for aesthetic or "hygiene" reasons rather than medical neccesity it is awful. Routine circumcision for what ever reason is abuse, men are born with foreskins so why hack them off?
14:08 April 20, 2009 by jacks
According to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) policy statement benefits are not stronger enough to recommend routine circumcision for all male newborns.
14:17 April 20, 2009 by Mzungu
Adding a few more comments from previous thread...


14:36 April 20, 2009 by Roger O. Thornhill
The Stockholm Association of Mohelim are offering discounts on all circumcisions with a coupon.
14:46 April 20, 2009 by VikingHumpingWitch
Are you aware that regular washing produces the same effect?
14:59 April 20, 2009 by Jasoncarter
I decided to pull all my fingernails off to prevent getting a bit of dirt under them now and then. I also decided to cut my arms off while I was at it to prevent that oh-so-inconvenient underarm sweating. My wife thinks I am lovely, clean, fresh and normal now. Not like those 'armed' savages.
15:02 April 20, 2009 by VikingHumpingWitch
Go you! I'm going one further and hacking off my own head, that'll do away with the pesky need to clean my teeth and ensure I need never fret about bad breath again.
15:34 April 20, 2009 by Ned Smitty
...or bad hair
15:38 April 20, 2009 by Paulo +fab muscular than Jonnhy
Probably not as much aware of the fact that some people do actually enjoy to lick a cheesy cheese peen. There is taste for everything in this world. DIVERSITY, bro.
18:23 April 20, 2009 by shpongle
foreskins makes excellent snack food for cats
20:08 April 20, 2009 by Sigismond
As a bachelor, I would be very unconfortable and unhappy without my foreskin.

It is indeed a very pleasurable erogenous zone.

Cutting if off seems merely insane and suicidal.

Cordially yours,
20:11 April 20, 2009 by Sigismond
Come and read my book ag
20:11 April 20, 2009 by Sigismond
Come and read my book ag
20:12 April 20, 2009 by Sigismond
Come and read my book against sexual mutilation at:

20:22 April 20, 2009 by Mzungu
If at first you don't succeed, try, try again...:wink:
21:23 April 27, 2009 by Shoshi
I prefer guys who are circumsised. Its so much fresher and nicer!
21:26 April 27, 2009 by Mzungu
Nice first post Shoshi,you can become extremely popular...

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