Fifth International Symposium

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The Fifth International Symposium convened at the University of Oxford, Oxford, England, United Kingdom on 5-7 August 1998.


Section 1. Keynote Address

— N. Toubia

Section 2. The Anatomy, Physiology, and Histology of the Human Prepuce

— S. Scott
— C. J. Cold and K. A. McGrath
— G. L. Williams

Section 3. Current Research on Circumcision and Phimosis

F. M. Hodges
  • Diagnosis and Treatment of Phimosis
— S. C. Donnell
R. S. Van Howe
R. S. Van Howe

Section 4. Genital Mutilation: Religious and Cultural Considerations

  • Muslims’ Genitalia in the Hands of the Clergy: Religious Arguments about Male and Female Circumcision
S. A. Aldeeb Abu-Sahlich
  • Evangelical Christianity and Its Relation to Infant Male Circumcision
J. D. Bigelow
J. Goodman
— G. B. Tangwa
— J. P. Baker

Section 5. Psychological Aspects of Genital Mutilation

— G. Zwang
— M. Tractenberg
— J. Menage
G. C. Denniston
  • Epidemiological, Medical, Legal, and Psychological Aspects of Mutilated/At-Risk Girls in Italy: A Bioethical Focus
— P. Grassivaro Gallo, L. Araldi, F. Viviani, and R. Gaddini
C. R. Fletcher
  • Facing Circumcision: Eight Physicians Tell Their Stories
B. Katz Sperlich and M. Conant
— M. Odent
— J. Zoske

Section 6. Foreskin Restoration: Historical and Contemporary Considerations

— D. Schultheiss
— R. W. Griffiths
J. P. Warren
— M. M. Lander

Section 7. The World-Wide Campaign to End Genital Mutilation

S. Abd el Salam
M. L. Sorrells
— L. Massie
— A. Zoossmann-Diskin and R. Blustein
— M. M. Sarkis

Section 8. Current Problems in Medical Publications

R. S. Van Howe
P. M. Fleiss
— H. N. Whitfield

Section 9. Legal and Ethical Considerations of Genital Mutilation

— M. M. Lander
M. A. Somerville
— C. Price
J. S. Svoboda
D. J. Llewellyn
J. L. Snyder
Charles A. Bonner

The proceedings of the Fifth International Symposium on Sexual Mutilations have been published in Male and Female Circumcision: Medical, Legal, and Ethical Considerations in Pediatric Practice, Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers 1999. New York, Boston, Dordrecht, London, Moscow (ISBN: 0-306-46131-5).

The Symposium was sponsored by the National Organization of Circumcision Information Resource Centers.

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