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UK mother has called for a ban on circumcision after a doctor performed the operation on her young son without her consent.

The 29-year-old mother from Nottingham said her child was in so much pain that he couldn’t wear a nappy and claims he could have died during the unwanted operation.

She claims that ‘nobody really gets’ the issue with circumcision and points out there are laws protecting girls from female genital mutilation, but none for boys.

The woman, who is unnamed to protect the identity of her son, is now taking legal action against the doctor who carried out the procedure without her approval.

The mother told the Times: ‘For FGM they can stop people taking daughters out of this country but they won’t protect boys in this country.’

She added: ‘Somebody needs to be held accountable for what they are doing to little boys.

‘I have had to lay my son on a towel and not even been able to put him in a nappy because he is scratching away and he is in that much pain and somebody has inflicted that on my child.’

She has sole custody of the boy and it was during a visit with the father’s family that the boy’s grandmother took him to get a circumcision with the father’s consent.

Earlier this year a NSW doctor claimed that the rates of circumcision are on the rise.

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  • When it was during a visit with the father’s family that the boy’s grandmother took him to get a circumcision with the father’s consent, I don’t think that the doctor is to blame !

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  • I don’t think the doctor is to blame.

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  • Many years ago it was the “done” thing. Nobody thought anything of it. In later years people have become more aware that there is options.

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  • I agree she should be suing the father and grandmother. Maybe its more that a parent needs to prove they have equal or sole custody before a doctor is allowed to do it? The poor doctor probably had no idea there was any issue.

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  • they had the father’s consent, the mother should be suing him and the grandmother if her wishes were made perfectly clear

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  • I feel for this poor Mother. What was the Grandmother thinking.

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  • I remember this case. The doctor should be charged but the grandmother too!!

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