Non-therapeutic male circumcision

23 August 2012

This report on the issue of male circumcision, examines the current national and international legal framework and offers recommendations for reform.

These include a general prohibition on the circumcision of incapable minors with an exception for well-established religious or ethnicity motivated circumcisions and the enactment of legislation clarifying the legality of circumcisions performed at the request of an adult or a capable minor and governing situations where parents disagree about the desirability of performing a circumcision.

An earlier issues paper was prepared in June 2009 and available here >

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Warwick Marshall, 2012, Non-therapeutic male circumcision, Tasmania Law Reform Institute, viewed 24 February 2017, <>.

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