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Flesh and Blood

Perspectives on the Problem of Circumcision in Contemporary Society

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

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Who owns your sex organs? Different cultures today and in different epochs have given a variety of answers to this question. It may seem self­ evident that every individual owns and has sovereignty over his or her own body parts, such as the head, legs, nose, stomach, pancreas, and other body parts. The sex organs, however, seem to be an exception. Even though they are as much an integral part of the individual as a leg or a liver, the sex organs are unique in that many cultures have established laws and taboos over the use and even the mere display of the sex organs. Thus, certain cultures have placed constraints over the individual's ownership of his or her sex organs and actively regulate and restrict the individual's access and use of those organs. In other cultures, the question of ownership of the sex organs is more decisively answered. In any culture where circumcision to any degree of either the male or female is practiced, permitted, encouraged, or even merely tolerated, it is clear that the individual is not considered to own his own sex organs. In the United States today, the medical establishment has created an is considered acceptable and desirable that anyone for environment where it any reason can authorize or execute the amputation of the foreskin from a male child's penis.

Table of contents (17 chapters)

Table of contents (17 chapters)
  • Bodily Integrity in the Biotech Era

    Pages 1-15

    Hodges, Frederick Mansfield

  • An Analysis of the Accuracy of the Presentation of the Human Penis in Anatomical Source Materials

    Pages 17-26

    Harryman, Gary L., MA

  • The Importance of the Foreskin to Male Sexual Reflexes

    Pages 27-43

    Meislahn, H. S., BA, MBA (et al.)

  • Circumcision and Sexual Pleasure

    Pages 45-53

    Denniston, George C., MD, MPH

  • Conservative Treatment of Primary Preputial Stenosis in Adolescents

    Pages 55-67

    Beaugé, Michel, MD

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Flesh and Blood
Book Subtitle
Perspectives on the Problem of Circumcision in Contemporary Society
Editors
  • George C. Denniston
  • Frederick Mansfield Hodges
  • Marilyn Fayre Milos
Copyright
2004
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4757-4011-0
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4757-4011-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-306-48333-2
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4419-3446-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 254
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