24,104 circumcisions reportedly performed in Tajikistan free of charge in Q1 2022
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There were 97,560 circumcisions performed in Tajikistan’s hospitals last year, according to the MoHSPP press center.
On 2017, amendments were made in a 2007 law on traditions and rituals, which regulates private celebrations, including religious celebrations. Under these amendments, a circumcision should be performed on boys under the age of 20 days and definitely in a hospital.
The ban on the circumcision of boys outside hospitals by traditional healers took effect on January 1, 2019.
In Tajikistan, a predominantly Muslim country, the circumcision of young boys is a long-standing tradition linked to religious beliefs.