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Flesh and Blood: Perspectives on the Problem of Circumcision in Contemporary Society / Edition 1

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This book illuminates the vulnerability of human society to medical, economic, and historical pressures. It provides a much needed thoughtful and detailed analysis of the impact of circumcision on human rights and the development of the concept of bodily integrity. In this last sense, the challenge posed by the contemporary cultural disregard for the individual's right to control his own body and sexual destiny serves as a vivid example of how medicine has played a decisive role in shaping and defining cultural attitudes towards male sexuality and the male body.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781441934468
  • Publisher: Springer US
  • Publication date: 12/3/2010
  • Edition description: Softcover reprint of hardcover 1st ed. 2004
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 254
  • Product dimensions: 0.57 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 7.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Bodily Integrity in the Biotech Era; F.M. Hodges. An Analysis of the Accuracy of the Presentation of the Human Penis in Anatomical Source Materials; G.L. Harryman. The Importance of the Foreskin to Male Sexual Reflexes; H.S. Meislahn, J.R. Taylor. Circumcision and Sexual Pleasure; G.C. Denniston. Conservative Treatment of Primary Preputial Stenosis in Adolescents; M. Beaugé. Penile Torts in the Courts; D. Llewellyn. The Activist's Rights in the Workplace; C. Bonner. Educating the United Nations about Circumcision; J.S. Svoboda. Circumcision of Boys; Y. Hofvander. Anthropology and Female Genital Cutting (FGC); M.M. Sarkis. Changes in Infibulation Practice in East Africa; P. Grassivaro Gallo, M. Livio, F. Viviani. 'Something Less Than Joyful'; L.B. Glick. The Growing Jewish Circumcision Debate; R. Goldman. My Painful Journey; M.D. Reiss. North Carolina Medicaid and the Funding of Routine Non-Therapeutic Circumcisions; A. Craig. Adoption; G.J. Hartley. George Wald; V. Lewis. Appendix. Contributors. Index.

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