"Jens Spahn, health spokesman for the Christian Democratic Union told the Spiegel magazine: "Youth protection is also about protecting young people from the consequences of a wrong-headed beauty craze.
"Unnecessarily subjecting a young body which is still growing, to such a significant procedure can have dire consequences, both physically and mentally.
"I think it is completely unacceptable to give a 15-year-old a breast enlargement as a Christmas present. Therefore plastic surgery that is not necessary on medical grounds should be banned."
Does anyone know if this applies to circumcision as well? I didn't see it mentioned in the article, but it seems like it should.
"While Galileo was a rebel, not all rebels are Galileo." - Norman Levitt, mathematician and critic of anti-science postmodernism
No it's not. The outcry from the religious community was too big. So religious circ is permitted.
FarmWife, I agree. Forcing one's religion on one's child in an indelible manner just seems so unethical to me. Who knows what religion, if any, the child may choose to adopt when he grows up.