The Health Ministry has announced that from the New Year all circumcisions of baby boys must be reported to the National Patient Registry – regardless of whether they are performed at a clinic or home.

Doctors who neglect reporting a circumcision surgery to the authorities will be fined.

The Jewish Society in Denmark hopes that compulsory registration will result in a decline of illegal cases.

"We have to have a better overview, and therefore we demand doctors also report circumcisions performed outside private clinics," Ellen Trane Nørby, the health minister, told Kristeligt Dagblad.

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