Poetry speaks a different language. It communicates to the heart and captures an essence of experience that is more spirit than mind. Poetry and the other creative arts add an important voice to the chorus of those speaking out against circumcision. They bring culture and science together. In this exploration of culture and male circumcision, a place for poetry is identified.
KeywordsMale Circumcision Male Body Moral Courage Bantam Book Cultural Gender
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