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Blue_ArrowD096.gif (140 bytes)Anatomy of the Penis and Mechanics of Intercourse (anatomical and physiological illustrations)
Are Baby Boys Entitled to the Same Protection as Baby Girls Regarding Genital Mutilation? Zenas Baer, J.D.
Babies Remember Pain David Chamberlain, Ph.D., Pre- & Perinatal Psychology Journal, 1989
Banished Knowledge: Facing Childhood Injuries Alice Miller, 1990
Circumcised Boys are Prone to Penis Problems, Study Shows   Sex & Health, 1998
Blue_ArrowD096.gif (140 bytes)Circumcision and the Code of Ethics George C. Denniston, M.D. Human Health Care International, 1996
Circumcision in the Female: Its Necessity and How to Perform It  B.E. Dawson, M.D.
American Journal of Clinical Medicine, 1915
Circumcision of the Female C.F. McDonald, M.D. G.P., 1958
Circumcision: A Jewish Feminist Perspective Miriam Pollack, 1995
Circumcision: The Legal and Constitutional Issues Charles A. Bonner and Michael J. Kinane Truth Seeker 1989
Circumcision: Male-Effects Upon Human Sexuality (color-coded photos of male genital anatomy and functions)
Marilyn F. Milos, R.N. and Donna Macris, C.N.M. Human Sexuality: An Encyclopedia, 1994
Circumcision: Medical or Human Rights Issue? Marilyn Milos, R.N. Journal of Nurse-Midwifery 1992
Circumcision: Power & Profit 2420 B.C. to 1988 A.D. John Money, Ph.D. Journal of Sex Research 1989
Easy Questions/Hard Answers: Circumcision in American Society Anne Briggs, 1985
Female Circumcision: Indications and a New Technique W.G. Rathmann, M.D. G.P., 1959
The Foreskin is Necessary. (foreskin functions/harm of circumcision) Paul Fleiss, M.D. Mothering 1997
The Geography of Genital Mutilations James DeMeo, Ph.D. Truth Seeker 1989
Genital Pain vs. Genital Pleasure: Why the One and Not the Other? James Prescott, Ph.D. Truth Seeker 1989
How is Female Circumcision Trivialized? The Same Way as Male Circumcision
Infant Male Circumcision: Examining the Legal and Human Rights Issues  J. Steven Svoboda 1997
Blue_ArrowD096.gif (140 bytes)Informed Consent, Parental Permission and Assent in Pediatric Practice Pediatrics, 1995
Blue_ArrowD096.gif (140 bytes)Involuntary Circumcision: The Legal Issues  British Journal of Urology, 1999   newyellow.gif (902 bytes)
Long-Term Consequences of Neonatal Circumcision Tim Hammond Sexual Mutilations: A Human Tragedy 1997
Male Genital Mutilation (Circumcision) A Feminist Study of a Muted Gender Issue (Post masters Fellowship Research by Seham Abd el Salam - Cairo, Egypt - June, 1999)  newyellow.gif (902 bytes)
Male Circumcision: A Gender Perspective Joseph Zoske Journal of Men's Studies, 1998  (lengthy but excellent)
Medical Interventions and the Criminal Law: Lawful or Excusable Wounding? Margaret Somerville
McGill Law Journal 1980
Blue_ArrowD096.gif (140 bytes)Normal development of the prepuce and the importance of smegma
The Normal Foreskin in the Young Child P. Catzel Medical Journal of South Africa, 1982
Blue_ArrowD096.gif (140 bytes)The prepuce: specialized mucosa of the penis and its loss to circumcision John P Taylor, M.D.
British Medical Journal 1996 (highlights: circumcision removes 50% or more of the penile skin, more than most parents envisage; the foreskin constitutes a specialized sensory component of the penis, providing a large and important platform for several nerves and nerve endings; articles on circumcision consistently fail to discuss the foreskin as a tissue worthy of preservation in its own right.)
Primum Non Nocere: First, Do No Harm Jill Durnford, R.N.
The Ritual of Circumcision Karen E. Paige Human Nature 1978
Short History of Circumcision in North America: In the Physicians' Own Words
Similarities in Male & Female Genital Anatomy Thomas Ritter, M.D. Say No to Circumcision 1996
Therapeutic and Non-Therapeutic Medical Procedures: What are the Distinctions? Margaret Somerville
Health Law in Canada 1981
The Universality of Incest  Lloyd DeMause  Journal of Psychohistory, 1991. Article concludes with discussion of female and male circumcision customs.
Why Does Infant Circumcision Persist in North America?

See also:

Blue_ArrowD096.gif (140 bytes)Circumcision Information Resource Pages

Blue_ArrowD096.gif (140 bytes)Circumcision: The Virtual Journal

Blue_ArrowD096.gif (140 bytes)Female Genital Mutilation Research Home Page

Blue_ArrowD096.gif (140 bytes)Saharasia: The 4000 BCE Origins of Child Abuse, Sex-Repression, Warfare and Social Violence in the Deserts of the Old World

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