London, October 8 (ANI): A trainee midwife claims he has been barred from attending breastfeeding classes - because he is a man.
Chris Butt, 30, was allegedly told that some women are 'sensitive' to men being present.
Mr Butt - one of only 132 male midwives out of 20,000 in the UK - has criticised the situation in an article for Midwives, the magazine of the Royal College of Midwives.
"I didn't believe for one minute that I would be turned away from breastfeeding groups," he wrote.
"Do the facilitators of such clinics think I practise midwifery in some magical way where I don't see intimate parts of women's bodies?
"Do they think I stand behind a screen as a baby's head is crowning, shouting out advice on when to breathe?'," he added. (ANI)