What Your Doctor May Not Tell You about Circumcision: Untold Facts on America's Most Widely Perfomed-and Most Unnecessary-Surgery

What Your Doctor May Not Tell You about Circumcision: Untold Facts on America's Most Widely Perfomed-and Most Unnecessary-Surgery

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by Paul M. Fleiss, Frederick M. Hodges
     
 

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This guide aims to explode the myths and misinformation about circumcision in an accessible, easy-to-read format. After describing the anatomy of the penis, the book explains the procedure, describes the risks associated and debunks the six most common reasons doctors will give when recommending it.

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This guide aims to explode the myths and misinformation about circumcision in an accessible, easy-to-read format. After describing the anatomy of the penis, the book explains the procedure, describes the risks associated and debunks the six most common reasons doctors will give when recommending it.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780759527515
Publisher:
Grand Central Publishing
Publication date:
09/01/2002
Series:
What Your Doctor May Not Tell You about Series
Sold by:
Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
939,904
File size:
513 KB

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What Your Doctor May Not Tell You about Circumcision: Untold Facts on America's Most Widely Perfomed-and Most Unnecessary-Surgery 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I had no idea that I would be a person not have my son circumcised until I read this book. There is no way I could take away such a vital part of his body. In fact, I am even going to buy an extra book and donate it to the library.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I bought this book yesterday from our local book store. Its a light paperback and a very easy read- written for the layperson. It also does not contain any photos of circ. In fact, there are no photos at all- just 2 or 3 pencil drawings showing the difference between the end result of various circ methods and one of a non-circ'd infant penis. 'What...not tell you about Circumcision' covers many common subjects talked about regarding circumcision amongst family and friends, but in more depth. Chapters include how circs are done, caring for the intact and circ'd penises, things your doctor may tell you about your intact son and what to reply, and much more. One of my favorite parts of the book is about the history circumcision - how it got to be where it is today- why and how doctors could force mass, universal circ on newborn boys and not be challenged; who the big promoters of circ were and are and what and why they said what they did. Maybe most important of all is the section about where the medical reasonings came from and why- i.e. AIDS, cancer, infections, UTI's- who said what and why and what ELSE did they promote about circumcision but which is conveniently left out by circ supporters today because they are no longer socially acceptable..... To sum it up, I think this book is a real eye-opener! I highly recommend it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very easy to read and to understand.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago