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FA­THERS are be­ing air­brushed out of par­ent­ing ad­vice by po­lit­i­cally cor­rect NHS bosses, a lead­ing think-tank has warned.

The Cen­tre for So­cial Jus­tice (CSJ) has hit out at NHS doc­u­ments which have re­placed “fa­thers” in their an­te­na­tal guide­lines with “birthing part­ners”.

The con­cerns have been raised as the think-tank pub­lished a re­port which re­veals that seven out of 10 fa­thers say they are made to feel like “a spare part” dur­ing the preg­nancy pe­riod.

Mean­while there are fears that ab­sent fa­thers or a lack of a fa­ther fig­ure is the big­gest prob­lem, caus­ing anti-so­cial be­hav­iour and even crim­i­nal­ity in chil­dren and teenagers.

Last night the NHS dis­missed claims that it is push­ing away fa­thers, cit­ing ex­am­ples of hun­dreds of men­tions on dif­fer­ent web­sites.

How­ever the CSJ high­lighted one NHS web­site head­lined “your preg­nancy and baby guide” list­ing the word “fa­ther” once as one of the op­tions for a “birthing part­ner”, along with “a close friend, part­ner, or a rel­a­tive”.

The think-tank said it was an ex­am­ple of a grow­ing

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