Tag Archives: Parents

Who gets to decide when a 14-year-old wants to change gender? The child, the hospital, the battling parents?

In many ways, Max is a typical 14-year-old. He eschews soft music in favour of rock and heavy metal, likes to wear hoodies, giggles when he’s nervous and has a flair for drawing animals. He can be opinionated and sarcastic one moment, shy and withdrawn the next. His insecurities, however, run deeper than run-of-the-mill teenaged… Read More »

Gay fathers face stigma as parents

(Reuters Health) – Even as parenting by same-sex couples becomes more common in the U.S., many gay men and their families still experience discrimination and are stigmatized by relatives, neighbors, salespeople and other members of their communities, a study suggests. Creating families has gotten easier over the years for gay men. Medical advances have made… Read More »

‘They can’t do it themselves’: If parents refuse to vaccinate their kids, should the state do it for them?

The Vaccine Information Network, an online community of like-minded parents who believe children are being “poisoned” by vaccines, recently posted a message describing measles as a mild and harmless disease that leaves a “stronger, healthier child in its wake.” In fact, measles is a highly contagious virus that can attack the fatty protective sheath that wraps… Read More »