Mother opened nappy to find three-month-old son had been circumcised Mother opened nappy to find three-month-old son had been circumcised
A mother has told how she opened her three-month-old baby’s nappy to find he had been circumcised without her consent. The woman, from Nottingham, said she was... Mother opened nappy to find three-month-old son had been circumcised

A mother has told how she opened her three-month-old baby’s nappy to find he had been circumcised without her consent.

The woman, from Nottingham, said she was so distraught she had to leave the room. Three suspects, including a family GP, have now been arrested over the incident.

“I opened the nappy and I ended up having to leave the room because I felt hysterical,” the mother, who did not want to be identified, told the BBC.

Mother opened nappy to find three-month-old son had been circumcised

“It was just awful really, it wasn’t very nice, there was all blood there and stuff.”

The boy was said to have been operated on while on a visit to his paternal grandparents, who are Muslim.

There’s something seriously not right with it all. You can protect a dog, you can protect a girl, but not a boy The boy’s mother

The boy’s parents are separated, with the doctor alleged to have carried out the circumcision for religious reasons before the infant was returned to his mother later the same day.

She complained to the police about the clinician, claiming her son was in obvious distress when he was handed back to her.

Campaigners say it is believed to be the first time a police force has treated “non-theraputic” circumcision as GBH.

The 26-year-old mother says the child, now aged four, has suffered repeated physical problems, including inflammation and water infections, in the years since the operation as a direct result.

“It’s even illegal to dock dogs’ tails. I’ve come home crying my eyes out thinking a dog has got more rights than my child,” she said. “There’s something seriously not right with it all. You can protect a dog, you can protect a girl, but not a boy.”

Henry Okafor

  • Kniyah pollard

    2017-06-29 #1 Author

    I woulda been so upset

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  • Krystal Bonner

    2017-06-29 #2 Author

    Aren’t you supposed to sign a consent when they do this ?

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  • Chelley

    2017-06-30 #3 Author

    This should be the parents decision. There could be religious reasons behind why it should or shouldn’t be done. Personally if I have a son next, I’ll have him circumsized but that’s because it would be MY choice.

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  • Destiny Colvin

    2017-06-30 #4 Author

    Oh Wow! I Would Be Hysterical Also! Like How Could You Do That Without Even Saying Anything To Me About It First? Thats Kinda Disrespectful.

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  • Cardranna

    2017-06-30 #5 Author

    So Sorry This Happened , Hope Your Little Man Feels Better Soon 😘

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  • Briana

    2017-06-30 #6 Author

    I would sue them

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  • Shaquila Williams

    2017-06-30 #7 Author

    I hope she sues them. That’s not good

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