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Everyone is talking about circumcision in Denmark – again!

But now school-children are talking about it as well thanks to a new Oxfam Ibis textbook, 'LæseRaketten' ('The Reading Covenant'), will be distributed to 178,000 pupils this year as part of the campaign 'Hele Verden i Skole' (the whole world in school).

The subject is approached in a short story written by Özlem Cekic, a former MP, who wanted to draw attention to the differences between circumcised and uncircumcised boys, so there could be more understanding.

But in a country where it is reported that 87 percent of the population (or at least those asked in a certain survey) believe the practice should be prohibited, Cekic's short story is generating fierce debate around the water cooler.


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