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2.0 out of 5 stars Beware - US book with some weird opinions, 20 Nov 2011
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Ian B. Cooper (Silver Spring, MD, USA) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: The Reproductive System at a Glance (Paperback)
This book may be good as a general resource, but readers should be aware of some very strange biases. For example, the book states that the foreskin (prepuce) "is removed by the operation of circumcision". It does not say that it 'may be removed' - it says that it 'is removed'. As an Englishman, that's the first I've heard of circumcision being something that is 'just done'. I still have my foreskin, as do the vast majority of the world's men. Only in the US is this outdated and severely sexually damaging operation still routinely performed as a medical procedure. In almost every other country, the procedure is viewed as a harmful holdover from Victorian misconceptions about reproduction and its effect on health.

Readers would be well served to seek out alternative books on the subject, perhaps books that are written by doctors outside of the US.
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