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Price Check or Order The Book of the Penis

Maggie Paley   224 pg.  Grove Press/hardcover 1999

Explores physiology, history, penis worship, and penises in art, literature, movies, and fashion.
There are also stomach-churning reports on what men in various cultures (including our own)
do or allow to be done to their genitals, ranging from circumcision and castration to piercings,
inserts, and tattoos. A section called "The Secret Life of Men" reports on masturbation,
entertainment, products, and an epilogue lists men famous for their size and/or skill,
including presidents, movie and sports stars, and Gregor Rasputin.


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Price Check or Order Circumcision : A History of the World's Most Controversial Surgery 

David Gollaher, Ph.D.  260 pg.  Basic Books/hardcover 2000

Historian of medicine David Gollaher takes a comprehensive look at the practice in this lively, scholarly history. Circumcision also addresses the growing controversy over the procedure's continuance, and those opposing routine circumcision will find support here.
Gollaher concludes that "if male circumcision were confined to developing nations,
it would by now have emerged as an international cause celebre." 

Price Check or Order Circumcision Exposed: Rethinking a Medical and Cultural Tradition

Billy Ray Boyd  128 pg.  Crossing Press/paperback 1998

Comments by reviewers and readers

Debunks the medical reasons for infant male circumcision and places them in a cultural
and historical context. Examines the health and sexual consequences of circumcision,
while highlighting the possibilities of healing. Explores male and female circumcision
in the context of human and body rights.  Foreword by Paul M. Fleiss, M.D.

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Price Check or Order Cutting the Rose
Female Genital Mutilation: The Practice and its Prevention

Efua Dorkenoo  196 pg. Paul & Co./hardcover 1995

Despite a denial that male circumcision damages sexual function, and failure both to convey
how it distorts heterosexual relations and to explore how male genital mutilation customs
(which teach power and control) reinforce FGM (which teaches submissiveness),
'Cutting the Rose' explores basic similarities between the two. It offers useful insight into the
human and cultural dimensions of all genital cutting customs and their eradication.

Price Check or Order Cyborg Babies: From Techno-Sex to Techno-Tots

Robbie Davis-Floyd & Joseph Dumit   288 pg.    Routledge/pprbk  1998

Contains the chapter "Babies Don't Feel Pain: A Century of Denial in Medicine,"
by David Chamberlain (president, Association for Pre- and Perinatal Psychology and Health).
It explores what we now know about infant pain and discusses its lifelong implications.

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Price Check or Order Encyclopedia of Unusual Sex Practices

Brenda Love   336 pg.   Barricade Books/paperback 1994

More than 750 entries and 150 original illustrations on the world's strange sex activities.
Sample entry: Acucullophilia: A condition of being sexually aroused only by circumcised males.

"A first-class reference source for those seeking to understand the range of human sexual expression..."   Ted McIlvenna, President - Institute for the Advanced Study of Human Sexuality

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Price Check or Order Jewish Women Speak Out: Exploring the Boundaries of Psychology

Kayla Weiner and Arinna Moon   247 pg.   Canopy Press/paperback 1995

Contains the chapter: Circumcision: A Jewish Feminist Perspective by Miriam Pollack

"...(I)t is not possible to violate or suppress the sexuality of one gender
without doing harm to the other. Opposing circumcision is men's work;
but it is also most profoundly, women's work."
  Miriam Pollack

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Price Check or Order Male Circumcision and Female Circumcision Among Jews, Christians and Muslims  Religious, Medical, Social and Legal Debate [this title only available directly from publisher]

Sami A. Aldeeb Abu-Sahlieh, 530 pg. Shangri-La Publications/cloth handbound 2001
Shangri-La Publications, #3 Coburn Hill Rd., Warren Center, PA 19951 USA)

Originally published in Arabic and also translated into French, Dr. Aldeeb now makes his landmark study of male and female circumcision available to an English speaking audience.
Dr. Aldeeb is an advocate in the Swiss Institute of Comparative Law and leading figure in human rights issues. This major work explores the issues of circumcision in Judaism, Christianity and Islam from all aspects; religious, legal, medical, and social. It serves as both a major reference work for the subject and a monumental statement of human rights.

Price Check or Order Male and Female Circumcision  
 Medical, Legal and Ethical Considerations in Pediatric Practice
Proceedings from the Fifth International Symposium on Sexual Mutilations (Oxford, England-1998)

George C. Denniston, Frederick Mansfield Hodges, Marilyn Fayre Milos  (editors)
544 pg. Kluwer Academic Publishers/hardcover 1999

The problem with circumcision is the unavoidable human rights implications
of permanently removing healthy tissue from a person who has not consented to its removal
and who must live the rest of his or her life with the consequences of that removal.

Price Check or Order Marked in Your Flesh: Circumcision from Ancient Judea to Modern America

Leonard B. Glick, 370 pg. Oxford University Press 2005

The book of Genesis tells us that God made a covenant with Abraham, promising him a glorious posterity on the condition that he and all his male descendents must be circumcised. For thousands of years thereafter, the distinctive practice of circumcision served to set the Jews apart from their neighbors. The apostle Paul rejected it as a worthless practice, emblematic of Judaism's fixation on physical matters. Christian theologians followed his lead, arguing that whereas Christians sought spiritual fulfillment, Jews remained mired in such pointless concerns as diet and circumcision. In this book, Leonard B. Glick offers a history of Jewish and Christian beliefs about circumcision from its ancient origins to the current controversy. In Jewish circles it is virtually taboo to question circumcision, but Glick does not flinch from asking whether this procedure should continue to be the defining feature of modern Jewish identity.


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  Price Check or Order Prisoners of Ritual
An Odyssey into Female Genital Circumcision in Africa

Hanny Lightfoot-Klein  306 pg.  Harrington Park/paperback 1989

Contains the chapters: Male Circumcision and Overview,
both of which examine the similarities in the personal and cultural psychologies
that permit anachronistic genital mutilation rituals to be perpetuated
onto the helpless bodies of non-consenting children of both sexes.

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Price Check or Order 20,125 Questionable Doctors

Public Citizen, Inc.   Public Citizen, Inc./paperback  2000

The new edition of 20,125 Questionable Doctors, a consumer guide containing information about physicians who have been disciplined by state medical boards and other agencies.

Price Check or Order Questioning Circumcision: A Jewish Perspective *
     Endorsed by five rabbis

Ronald F. Goldman, Ph.D.  132 pg.  Vanguard Publications/paperback 1998

"...(A) thoughtful, provocative book on a difficult subject.
Dr. Goldman challenges us to reexamine long-held assumptions
and to reconsider the practice of milah in light of contemporary evidence."

Rabbi Jonathan Kraus, Beth El Temple Center   

* OR support the Circumcision Resource Center (Boston)
when you buy this book from the publisher.

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Price Check or Order Saharasia
The 4000 BCE Origins of Child Abuse, Sex-Repression, Warfare and Social Violence
in the Deserts of the Old World

James DeMeo  454 pg.  Natural Energy Works/pprbk. 1998

The first geographical, cross-cultural anthropological, archaeological and historical
survey of human family and social institutions. Saharasia proves, among other things,
the destruction of numerous peaceful and technologically developed cultural groups and
city-states in the Old World by widespread and enduring drought and desert expansion, which left terrible famine, starvation and emotionally traumatic conditions in its wake;
as well as the loss of age-old gentle and loving forms of child-rearing and male-female
relations in the remnants of surviving cultures, with subsequent development
of patriarchal authoritarian, and violent, warlike conditions.
Part II, Chapter 5 deals with male and female genital mutilations.

Price Check or Order Secret Wounds

Hanny Lightfoot-Klein  212 pg.  1st Books/pprbk. 2002

The long-awaited final segment of Lightfoot-Klein's trilogy. Once again, the subject of her impassioned treatise is the genital mutilation of non-consenting minors, whose practice has not only been culturally embedded in Africa over millennia, but which has been medicalized in the United States on male, female and intersex children since the mid-eighteen-hundreds. Chapter on male circumcision quotes NOHARMM Director Tim Hammond extensively.

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Price Check or Order Sexual Mutilations: A Human Tragedy
Proceedings from the Fourth International Symposium on Sexual Mutilations
(Lausanne, Switzerland - 1996)

George C. Denniston, M.D. and Marilyn F. Milos, R.N., Editors
237 pg.  Plenum Publishing /hard cover 1997

"Circumcision is a brutal ritual rooted in superstition and should be abandoned...
What is called for is a well thought out approach to eradication of antiquated beliefs
and practices which cause so much needless suffering, mutilation, tragedy and death."

Ashley Montagu, Anthropologist, and Humanist of the Year, 1995


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Price Check or Order The Ultimate Guide to Pregnancy for Lesbians
Tips and Techniques from Conception to Birth - How to Stay Sane and Care for Yourself

Rachel Pepper  200 pgs. Cleis Press/paperback 1999

From fertility cycles and how to select a sperm donor to fertility testing & locating support systems,
a comprehensive guide offering a lesbian-specific approach to pregnancy. Illustrations, charts, tables.
The (Jewish) author's section on circumcision is definitive:
"If we are ever going to demand that society change its perceptions about what is normal or not,
we should look at larger issues of child rearing and think how in turn we can change them.
...If you are Jewish and feel that circumcision is an important part of your cultural heritage,
consider substituting some other ritual for the bris."


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Price Check or Order What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Circumcision: Untold Facts on America's Most Widely Performed and Most Unnecessary Surgery

Paul M. Fleiss, M.D./Frederick M. Hodges  368 pg. Warner Books/paperback 2002

"From information about penile anatomy to the various health risks related to the surgery to debunking all six of the most common arguments doctors use when recommending circumcision..."

Price Check or Order The Whole Woman
Germaine Greer   384 pages   Knopf/hard cover 1999Greer on genital mutilation:

"The opinion that male circumcision might be bad for babies, bad for sex and bad for men is steadily gaining ground. ...No UN agency has uttered a protocol condemning the widespread practice of male genital mutilation, which will not be challenged until doctors start to be sued in large numbers by men they mutilated as infants. ...Silence about male mutilation in our own countries combines nicely with noisiness on female mutilation in other countries to reinforce our notions of cultural superiority."

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