More4 news said the procedure has been performed 1314 times in Birmingham alone and Stephen McCabe, Hall Green MP, doesn’t believe it should be paid out of the public purse.
He said to More4 News, ‘I think it’s (the NHS) there to service health needs and that’s the only priority and that’s what people believe they are funding.'
Doctors at the offending trusts have justified their actions, stating that they are protecting young boys against the unsafe and unregulated circumcision practiced outside hospitals.
One PCT explained: ‘We have received anecdotal evidence of boys requiring multiple plastic surgery operations to correct poorly performed circumcisions. In some cases, the consequences lasted into adulthood.’