Every year 13.3 millions boys and 2 million girls are subjected to circumcision, the involuntary removal of part or all of their external sex organs. Bodily Integrity and the Politics of Circumcision illuminates the vulnerability of human society to medical, ecomic, and historical pressures. It provides a much-needed, thoughtful, and detailed analysis of the devastating impact of circumcision on bodily integrity and human rights, and it provides hope for change.
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Social Issues, Services & Welfare
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Franco Viviani, Frederick Mansfield Hodges, George C. Denniston, Marilyn Fayre Milos, Pia Grassivaro Gallo