Zeimet discussed the matter with her husband. She said he shared her belief that circumcision, despite being a common practice, was not necessary for a child of theirs.
“It was like a relief,” she said she felt upon hearing him agree with her.
So when Zeimet’s gynecologist asked during a prenatal appointment if she was going to get her child circumcised if it was a boy, Zeimet replied she was not and the conversation ended there.
Soon after delivery, nurses started asking if she was going to go ahead with a circumcision. A resolute Zeimet said no. She said three nurses, stopping by her recovery room on separate occasions, asked, only to be met with the same response.Finally, a fourth nurse came in to prep the infant to be circumcised, Zeimet said, before she shouted “No.”
Das ist schon klar, die fühlen sich dadurch angeklagt. Weil sie wissen, dass eigentlich sie diejenigen sind die Mist gebaut haben.In the weeks after the birth of her son, Zeimet said several friends and family members asked if she had had her son circumcised. After sharing the fact that she and her husband opted not to have their boy circumcised, she said she felt some backlash that made her feel anxious about her decision.“Did I make the right choice? Did I do the right thing? All these people are angry with me for it,” she said
Zeimet says she knows firsthand how difficult it can be to go against societal norms.
“But trends show children of millennials are growing up in an intact generation,” she said.
Ein Recht auf ein Leben mit vollständigen Genitalien muss in Deutschland möglich sein