Germany to clarify law on circumcision
10 October 2012 Last updated at 06:34 BST
The German government is expected to present new legislation later meant to end a row over the religious tradition of circumcision.
In June, a regional court in Cologne declared that the ritual was a crime, prompting outrage from Jewish and Muslim groups. The government is proposing to make religious circumcision explicitly legal - providing it is carried out by trained people and with parents fully informed about any downsides.
Steve Evans reports from Berlin.