(YNetNews) The anti-circumcision wave may have come to a stop in Germany but it’s picking up speed in Switzerland. Two Swiss hospitals have announced that they will suspend circumcision of infants unless it’s medically required.
Last month a German court in Cologne ruled against non-medical circumcision on the grounds that it constituted irreversible damage to the baby’s body.
According to Swiss media, a Zurich children’s hospital announced last week it will abstain from performing the procedure and this weekend St. Gall teaching hospital joined the wagon. “We are in the process of evaluating the legal and ethical stance in Switzerland,” Marco Stuecheli, spokesman for the Zurich hospital, told AFP.