Circumcision(2,372 words)

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The term “circumcision” refers collectively to a variety of operations performed on the sexual organs of children and young people: for males, it includes circumcision proper (removal of the foreskin) and incision (slicing of the foreskin), as well as subincision (splitting of the urethra), monorchy (removal of one…

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"Circumcision." Religion Past and Present. Brill Online, 2014. Reference. 02 September 2014 <http://referenceworks.brillonline.com/entries/religion-past-and-present/circumcision-COM_01850>
First appeared online: 2011
First Print Edition: isbn: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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