Norway is planning to introduce new regulations on circumcision following a push to ban the practice from Norway's leading child rights official.

Health Minister Bent Høie said he would introduce new legislation on the non-medical circumcision of boys under 18 before April next year.

"We will review submissions on the matter before we can decide what should be the government's position. We aim to present a bill before Easter," he told Aftenposten.

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