Parent Stories

Male circumcision: the issue that ended my marriage

2016-07-24T16:13:27+00:00

I was in my kitchen getting my children ready for the school run when my phone pinged. I glanced at my friend’s message: “Maybe of interest...!” I paused on seeing the news report she’d sent – a High Court ruling against a Muslim father’s wish that his two young sons be circumcised. The children in [...]

Male circumcision: the issue that ended my marriage 2016-07-24T16:13:27+00:00

A ‘right’ parents shouldn’t have: Ending circumcision, Part Two

2015-10-24T14:19:01+00:00

The intensity of my grueling 35-hour-long labor is eclipsed by a joy beyond description. I rest upright in the hospital bed and cradle my newborn son in my arms. He sleeps and I am transformed. His perfect, tiny features; his soft skin; his newness: All of this incomprehensibly catapults my being into a limitless love. [...]

A ‘right’ parents shouldn’t have: Ending circumcision, Part Two 2015-10-24T14:19:01+00:00

To snip or not to snip? Circumcision advice gets an update

2015-09-10T11:14:26+00:00

Lindsay Ferris-McVey chose not to have her son Henley “snipped” after his birth late last year, although her husband is circumcised. The 10-month-old is her second child – she has a two-year-old daughter – and his was a no-epidural delivery at home, aided by a midwife.“I felt that [not having] circumcision fit right in with [...]

To snip or not to snip? Circumcision advice gets an update 2015-09-10T11:14:26+00:00

Jeff Goldblum, Andy Richter debate circumcision while Conan looks on in horror

2015-08-31T15:44:24+00:00

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A0WyGWDcC6E Richter did not have his son circumcised, and that's only the tip of the personal iceberg he shared. O'Brien stayed out of the debate, only jumping in occasionally to let everyone know how uncomfortable he was with the turn of the conversation. "With my son, as I told the doctor, I said, 'He [...]

Jeff Goldblum, Andy Richter debate circumcision while Conan looks on in horror 2015-08-31T15:44:24+00:00

Mother’s fury after doctor circumcises three-month-old baby boy at request of Muslim father

2015-08-02T16:12:17+00:00

Dr Balvinder Mehat - "very aggressive" The Mail on Sunday Reports a Mother's fury after doctor circumcises her three-month-old son at request of Muslim father. The Father asked for his boy to stay the night and secretly took him to doctor Dr Balvinder Mehat who carried out the private procedure in contravention of [...]

Mother’s fury after doctor circumcises three-month-old baby boy at request of Muslim father 2015-08-02T16:12:17+00:00