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Genital Autonomy:

Protecting Personal Choice

Editors: Denniston, George C., Hodges, Frederick M., Milos, Marilyn Fayre (Eds.)

  • Provides the latest research on male and female circumcision
  • Reveals how male and female circumcision violates law, ethics, and human rights
  • Exposes the harmful effects of male and female genital cutting and female genital modification
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Circumcision affects 15.3 million children and young adults annually. In terms of gender, 13.3 million boys and 2 million girls are subjected to the involuntary removal of part or all of their external sexual organs every year. The problem of female circumcision has been addressed on an international level, but male circumcision remains a controversial subject that many academics have been reluctant to examine. Circumcision is tolerated today because it has been practiced for millennia by a small but vocal minority of religious and ethnic groups, however, when the practice is examined through the lens of modern legal, ethical, and human rights advancements, no place remains in civilized society for this body-altering ritual. In Genital Autonomy: Protecting Personal Choice, international experts address various types of genital modifications, the impact of these harmful traditional practices on the child, on human rights, and on the development of the concept of bodily integrity. The papers presented in this volume address these topics from a variety of angles. They question and dissects the true motivations of the doctors, witch doctors, and “holy men” who promote and profit from circumcision.

Table of contents (21 chapters)

  • “Three-Fourths Were Abnormal”—Misha’s Case, Sick Societies, and the Law

    Svoboda, J. Steven

    Pages 1-13

  • Older Minors and Circumcision: Questioning the Limits of Religious Actions

    Fox, Marie (et al.)

    Pages 15-38

  • These Goalposts Don’t Move: Non-Medical Circumcision of Boys in the Tasmanian and Australian Context

    Mason, Paul

    Pages 39-47

  • Mass Campaigns of Male Circumcision for HIV Control in Africa: Clinical Efficacy, Population Effectiveness, Political Issues

    Garenne, Michel

    Pages 49-59

  • AIDS XVII, Mexico City: Reason for Hope or Panic?

    Geisheker, John

    Pages 61-66

Buy this book

eBook $199.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-90-481-9446-9
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $259.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-90-481-9445-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $259.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-94-007-9774-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Genital Autonomy:
Book Subtitle
Protecting Personal Choice
Editors
  • George C. Denniston
  • Frederick M. Hodges
  • Marilyn Fayre Milos
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-90-481-9446-9
DOI
10.1007/978-90-481-9446-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-90-481-9445-2
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-9774-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 252
Topics