Male and Female Circumcision: Medical, Legal, and Ethical Considerations in Pediatric Practice

Hardcover | August 31, 1999

EditorGeorge C. Denniston, Frederick Mansfield Hodges, Marilyn Fayre Milos

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Every year around the world 13.3 million boys and 2 million girls have part or all of their external sex organs cut off. Doctors, parents, and politicians have been misled into thinking that these mutilations are beneficial, necessary and harmless. International respected experts in the fields of medicine, science, politics, law, ethics, sociology, anthropology, history and religion present the latest research, documentation and analysis of this world-wide problem, focusing on the ethical, political and legal aspects of sexual mutilation; the cost and burden to healthcare systems; the latest medical research; anatomical and function consequences; religious and cultural aspects; psychological aspects; and the world-wide campaign to end sexual mutilation.

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Every year around the world 13.3 million boys and 2 million girls have part or all of their external sex organs cut off. Doctors, parents, and politicians have been misled into thinking that these mutilations are beneficial, necessary and harmless. International respected experts in the fields of medicine, science, politics, law, ...

Format:HardcoverDimensions:563 pages, 10 × 7.01 × 0.27 inPublished:August 31, 1999Publisher:Springer USLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0306461315

ISBN - 13:9780306461316

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Table of Contents

Preface. I. Keynote Address. II. The Anatomy, Physiology and Histology of the Human Prepuce. III. Current Research on Circumcision and Phimosis. IV. Genital Mutilation: Religious and Cultural Considerations. V. Psychological Aspects of Genital Mutilation. VI. Foreskin Restoration: Historical and Contemporary Considerations. VII. The World-Wide Campaign to End Genital Mutilation. VIII. Current Problems in Medical Publication. IX. Legal and Ethical Considerations of Genital Mutilation. Appendix 1: Declaration of Genital Integrity. Appendix 2: Circumcision Information, Misinformation, Disinformation; E. Wallerstein. Appendix 3: Resources. Index.

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`...altogether they present an excellent overview of the current debate on circumcision, especially for those who are not so familiar with the complexity of the scientific, legal, ethical and political aspects of circumcision.' Medicine, Health Care and Philosophy, 4:1 (2001)