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 testicle), and pierc…

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Schuster, Meinhard; Blum, Erhard; Sanders, E.P.; Langley, Myrtle S.; Goldenberg, Robert; Rebstock, Ulrich. "Circumcision." Religion Past and Present. Brill Online, 2015. Reference. 25 April 2015 <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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