[3 April 2014] - A draft law aimed at banning circumcision has received considerable support from the lawmakers in parliament, reported MTV.
Most of the members in the parliamentary Social Affairs and Health Committee supported the law.
More than half of the members extended their support to either imposing a ban or limiting circumcision.
Some expert ogranisations also supported the proposed law. Circumcision of boys is often associated with religion or culture.
In Finland, most hospitals have refused to carry out circumcision because of religious reasons.
- SCANDINAVIA: Nordic Ombudspersons seek ban on non-therapeutic male circumcision (30 September 2013)
- REPORT: Harmful practices based on tradition, culture, religion or superstition
- GERMANY: Court rules circumcision poses psychological harm for boy (26 September 2013)
- SOUTH AFRICA: Over 20 boys die following circumcision ritual (15 May 2013)
- GERMANY: Court bans ritual circumcision of boys (27 June 2012)
- NETHERLANDS: Tensions continue over circumcision debate (3 November 2011)
- NORWAY: Ombudsman proposes setting minimun age for male circumcision (2 September 2011)
- International Human Rights Law and the Circumcision of Children (18 December 2007)
- NOCIRC: The UN ignores the suffering of male children by not including forced circumcision in their World Report on Violence against Children (17 October 2006)
- CRIN newsletter: 'Measuring Maturity - Understanding Children's 'Evolving Capacities'(October 2009)
- 'Male Circumcision and the Rights of the Child', Jacqueline Smith, Netherlands Institute of Human Rights, University of Utrecht (1998)
- More resources on Harmful Traditional Practices
- Project INTACT of Sexpo Foundation in Finland
- Genital Autonomy
- Helsinki Declaration on the Right to Genital Autonomy