Czech Culture & Adaptation Multicultural Family

To cut or not

June 26, 2009
doctor holding a newborn baby

A controversial custom with strong historical, cultural, religious and health implications

When I learned our second baby would be a boy, I never gave much thought to the circumcision debate. I assumed that since he would be born in the Czech Republic, where the practice is uncommon, it was a no-brainer. I asked my husband, Radek, how he felt and his quick but passionate response – “What? No one is going to cut my son.” – sealed the issue.

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