Genital Autonomy: - Protecting Personal Choice
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Circumcision is tolerated today because it has been practiced for millennia by a small but vocal minority of religious and ethnic groups, however, when the practice is examined through the lens of modern legal, ethical, and human rights advancements, no place remains in civilized society for this body-altering ritual.
In Genital Autonomy: Protecting Personal Choice, international experts address various types of genital modifications, the impact of these harmful traditional practices on the child, on human rights, and on the development of the concept of bodily integrity. The papers presented in this volume address these topics from a variety of angles. They question and dissects the true motivations of the doctors, witch doctors, and “holy men” who promote and profit from circumcision.
Reveals how male and female circumcision violates law, ethics, and human rights
Exposes the harmful effects of male and female genital cutting and female genital modification
In this book, international experts address genital modifications, the impact of these harmful traditional practices on the child, on human rights, and on the development of the concept of bodily integrity. These topics are addressed from a variety of angles.