We continue to see more and more parents re-considering the cultural or religious norm of infant male circumcision in my area. Sometimes it’s because of parents simply believing boys should have the same rights over keeping their genitals uncut as girls do. Sometimes they find their family and/or religious leader are supportive of them choosing an alternative non-harming ritual. Some choose differently after they learn of the short and long term risks of routine male circumcision, on their non-consenting infant. For others, it’s sometimes a complex realization of the benefits their son will have with his natural intact penis.
This Icelandic law brings into question what should be given more rights - religious freedom or a human to his own body? More info can be found on this topic and other related ones linked on my website's resources page under ‘circumcision’ for anyone interested.