Her predecessor, Reidar Hjermann, proposed setting 15 as the minimum age for circumcision.
As done according to Jewish Law at the age of eight days on a healthy, full-term infant, it's a fairly minor procedure. All experts know that the older the male is the more complicated, traumatic and painful circumcision is.
You may feel you could help your son avoid some of these problems once and for all by having him circumcised early in life (the best time in the healthy baby is 7-10 days old). Not only is it a simpler procedure, needing no stitches, but he will not remember the event. He will also grow up never knowing anything different. Boys circumcised later in life may find it a more embarrassing experience. For a while afterwards they will feel the sensitivity of the permanently exposed glans, but will gradually adapt to it. Thus, circumcision in babyhood can be a very sensible decision - especially for a single mum with a boy and no man around the house. If you do circumcise your son, you must explain as soon as he is old enough to understand, what happened and why it was done. This helps acceptance and avoids ignorance. (complete article)
It's surprising how this campaign against infant circumcision has progressed, even though it's a medically recommended procedure in the western world, besides being a foundation of the Jewish and Muslim religions.
This is an operation as old as mankind, highlighted today by Jewish and Muslim tradition in which all males are usually circumcised as part of their faith. It is performed worldwide by many tribes and cultures as an initiation rite and, despite some aggressive opposition, it is routinely done at birth for the majority of boys in the USA as well as many in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, South Africa and much of the English speaking world - except, latterly, in the UK. Overall it is estimated that a quarter of the male population is circumcised - about 750 million males. They cannot all be wrong! Yet in Europe today there is widespread ignorance of its value.
In Israel after the large immigration of Jews from the FSU (former Soviet Union) where it had been forbidden, many male children and adult men requested to be circumcised. Some of the hospitals set up special departments for it, because it isn't all that simple in older males. Israel has always had specialists in adult circumcision, because most male converts need to be circumcised.
In Shiloh we had a couple of large groups of male immigrants who studied Hebrew in a special program in the yeshiva. Most of them were circumcised during that time, and not all had easy times recovering. Later on when they moved on with their lives, married and had children, the boys had traditional and festive Brittot, circumcisions.