Circumcision and Human Rights

  • George C. Denniston
  • Frederick Mansfield Hodges
  • Marilyn Fayre Fayre Milos

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Marie Fox, Michael Thomson
    Pages 15-31
  3. Zachary Androus
    Pages 33-41
  4. Mana Sultan Abdurahman Ali Issah, Pia Grassivaro Gallo
    Pages 51-61
  5. Pia Grassivaro Gallo, Miriam Manganoni, Franco Viviani
    Pages 63-81
  6. Pia Grassivaro Gallo, Debora Moro, Miriam Manganoni
    Pages 83-95
  7. Zachary Androus
    Pages 141-147
  8. David Smith
    Pages 149-154
  9. Georganne Chapin
    Pages 195-200
  10. J. Llewellyn David
    Pages 219-225
  11. Matthew Hess
    Pages 227-230
  12. Hofvander Yngve
    Pages 231-237
  13. Hugh Young
    Pages 239-250
  14. Tonetti-Vladimirova Elena
    Pages 251-254
  15. Back Matter
    Pages 269-273

About this book


"There is hardly a reason to circumcise a little boy for medical reasons because those medical reasons don’t exist," said Dr. Michael Wilks, Head of Ethics at the British Medical Association, who admitted that doctors have circumcised boys for "no good reason."

In the United States, parts of Africa, the Middle East, and in the Muslim world, 13.3 million infant boys and 2 million girls have part or all of their external sex organs cut off for reasons that defy logic and violate basic human rights. Doctors, parents, and politicians have been misled into thinking that circumcision is beneficial, necessary, and harmless.

In Circumcision and human rights, internationally respected experts in the fields of medicine, science, politics, law, ethics, sociology, anthropology, history, and religion present the latest research on this tragedy, as a part of the worldwide campaign to end sexual mutilation. They outline steps for eradicating this abusive practice to enable males and females the dignity of living out their lives with all the body parts with which they were born.


anatomy ethics gender health human rights medicine psychology sexuality sociology

Editors and affiliations

  • George C. Denniston
    • 1
  • Frederick Mansfield Hodges
    • 2
  • Marilyn Fayre Fayre Milos
    • 3
  1. 1.University of Washington SeattleWashingtonUSA
  2. 2.BerkeleyUSA
  3. 3.National Organization of Circumcision Information Resource Centers San AnselmoCaliforniaUSA

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