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Norway's union of nurses urged the government to ban non-medical circumcision of boys under 15.

The Norwegian Nurses Organization reported the plea in an interview with its director, Astrid Grydeland Ersvik, which was posted Tuesday on the organization's website.

"We need to gain acceptance for setting a minimum age limit of 15-16 years for circumcision, so that the boy himself can decide," Grydeland Ersvik said, outlining a presentation she made to health ministry officials at a Feb. 27 meeting.


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