Tag Archives: Parents

Debunking vaccination myths for parents

Media playback is unsupported on your device A growing number of parents are confused about whether to vaccinate their children, with many influenced by “anti-vax” material on social media. Can asking experts questions help one undecided couple find clarity? “We’re undecided but are swaying towards not getting the baby vaccinated,” Mark tells the BBC’s Victoria… Read More »

Pediatrician: How I partnered with parents who didn't want to vaccinate

With the rise of social media, vaccinations have become debated online, and — emboldened by anonymity — people engage in name-calling and shaming. Not only is this unproductive and divisive, it simply isn’t the right way for families to make decisions for the health of their children. As a pediatrician, over the past few years,… Read More »

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 He can be opinionated and sarcastic one moment, shy and withdrawn the next.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 »