Table of contents
The Anatomy, Physiology, and Histology of the Human Prepuce
Current Research on Circumcision and Phimosis
Genital Mutilation: Religious and Cultural Considerations
Psychological Aspects of Genital Mutilation
About this book
Every year around the world 13.3 million boys and 2 million girls have part or all of their external sex organs cut off. Doctors, parents, and politicians have been misled into thinking that these mutilations are beneficial, necessary and harmless. International respected experts in the fields of medicine, science, politics, law, ethics, sociology, anthropology, history and religion present the latest research, documentation and analysis of this world-wide problem, focusing on the ethical, political and legal aspects of sexual mutilation; the cost and burden to healthcare systems; the latest medical research; anatomical and function consequences; religious and cultural aspects; psychological aspects; and the world-wide campaign to end sexual mutilation.
Religion anthropology ethics health politics