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Flesh and Blood : Perspectives on the Problem of Circumcision in Contemporary Society - George C. Denniston

Flesh and Blood

Perspectives on the Problem of Circumcision in Contemporary Society

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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.

Integrity in the Biotech Erap. 1
An Analysis of the Accuracy of the Presentation of the Human Penis in Anatomical Source Materialsp. 17
The Importance of the Foreskin to Male Sexual Reflexesp. 27
Circumcision and Sexual Pleasurep. 45
Conservative Treatment of Primary Preputial Stenosis in Adolescentsp. 55
Penile Torts in the Courtsp. 69
The Activist's Rights in the Workplacep. 81
Educating the United Nations about Circumcisionp. 89
Circumcision of Boysp. 109
Anthropology and Female Genital Cutting (FGC)p. 119
Changes in Infibulation Practice in East Africap. 133
"Something Less Than Joyful"p. 143
The Growing Jewish Circumcision Debatep. 171
My Painful Journeyp. 195
North Carolina Medicaid and the Funding of Routine Non-Therapeutic Circumcisionsp. 207
Adoptionp. 217
George Waldp. 227
Appendixp. 237
Contributorsp. 243
Indexp. 247
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ISBN: 9780306483332
ISBN-10: 0306483335
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 254
Published: 31st December 2003
Publisher: Springer Science+Business Media
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 17.8  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 1.64