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The Penis-Care Information Gap

Preventing Improper Care of Intact Boys

Dan Bollinger

A penis-care information gap exists in North America where most physicians and parents do not know how to care for an intact boy’s penis, especially his foreskin. They lack basic knowledge and personal experience, which would allow them to advise or provide proper care for boys. Unless this gap is filled with reliable information, many boys are at risk for penile problems and perhaps even circumcision—something that the parents and the boy would like to avoid. The causes and problems resulting from this clear case of remediable medical ignorance are discussed, and solutions offered.

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Lost Boys

An Estimate of U.S. Circumcision-Related Infant Deaths

Dan Bollinger

Baby boys can and do succumb as a result of having their foreskin removed. Circumcision-related mortality rates are not known with certainty; this study estimates the scale of this problem. This study finds that approximately 117 neonatal circumcision-related deaths (9.01/100,000) occur annually in the United States, about 1.3% of male neonatal deaths from all causes. Because infant circumcision is elective, all of these deaths are avoidable. This study also identifies reasons why accurate data on these deaths are not available, some of the obstacles to preventing these deaths, and some solutions to overcome them.

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Herng-Dar Bih

't even notice. I felt pleasantly surprised. So, this is what ejaculation is. Patrick (straight, 35) reported that his foreskin was relatively long, so his father admonished him that he had to pull the foreskin often to loosen it, and then the glans

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Masculinity, Sex, and Dicks

New Understandings of the Phallus

Andrea Waling and Jennifer Power

caring commitments and increased precarity concerning academic employment. We are very grateful for those who were able to contribute their work to this issue. References Allan , Jonathan A . 2020 . “ The Foreskin Aesthetic or Ugliness

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Selin Çağatay, Olesya Khromeychuk, Stanimir Panayotov, Zlatina Bogdanova, Margarita Karamihova, and Angelina Vacheva

foreskin of nonunity away. After the non-philosophical section, one can theorize both the Real and gender without having to subscribe to the defoundational defeatism of an impossible Outside. 2 Finally, I consider it fair to clarify, for reasons historical

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Hanieh Bakhtiari

from allusions to a strange custom or symptom of a disorder, the allegedly “ugly” and “gross” foreskin became an anomaly, and only circumcised men were those who could represent male genitalia onscreen ( Allan 2018: 558 ) if the intentional lighting and

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Everyday Madness

On Anger, Loss and Psychoanalysis

Lisa Appignanesi

ultimately telling matter of a missing foreskin. As my father had good reason to know, appearances, the very sign of his masculine embodiment, marked him out as vulnerable. His body itself made him fearful. And from that the only escape was the death he was

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James K. Beggan

. 2005 . A Surgical Temptation: The Demonization of the Foreskin and the Rise of Circumcision in Britain . Chicago : University of Chicago Press . 10.7208/chicago/9780226109787.001.0001 Dines , Gail . 2010 . Pornland: How Porn Has Hijacked Our

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Resisting the Demand to Stand

Boys, Bathrooms, Hypospadias, and Interphobic Violence

Celeste E. Orr

distress: The construction had been such that the urethra and foreskin were very thin. In the groin and crotch area there were a number of sacks underneath where the urine would sit, which would cause the infections, which would then travel back up into