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The Resource Female circumcision and clitoridectomy in the United States : a history of a medical treatment, Sarah B. Rodriguez

Female circumcision and clitoridectomy in the United States : a history of a medical treatment, Sarah B. Rodriguez

Label
Female circumcision and clitoridectomy in the United States : a history of a medical treatment
Title
Female circumcision and clitoridectomy in the United States
Title remainder
a history of a medical treatment
Statement of responsibility
Sarah B. Rodriguez
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In the nineteenth through the mid-twentieth centuries, American physicians treated women and girls for masturbation by removing the clitoris (clitoridectomy) or clitoral hood (female circumcision). During this same time, and continuing to today, physicians also performed female circumcision to enable women to reach orgasm. While the opposite purposes of these clitoral surgeries (to either contain a perceived excessive sexuality or to remedy a perceived lack of sexual responsiveness) may seem paradoxical, their use reflects a consistent medical conception of the clitoris as a sexual organ. In recent years both the popular media and academics have commented on the rising popularity in the United States of female genital cosmetic surgeries, including female circumcision, yet these discussions often assume such surgeries are new. In Female Circumcision and Clitoridectomy in the United States: A History of a Medical Treatment, Sarah Rodriguez presents an engaging and surprising history of surgeries on the clitoris, revealing what the therapeutic use of clitoridectomy and female circumcision tells us about changing (and not so changing) medical ideas concerning the female body and female sexuality. Sarah B. Rodriguez teaches at Northwestern University in the Medical Humanities and Bioethics Program and in the Global Health Studies Program
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Cataloging source
IDEBK
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Rodriguez, Sarah B
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Rochester studies in medical history
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  • Clitoris
  • Female circumcision
  • Circumcision, Female
  • Clitoris
  • History, 19th Century
  • History, 20th Century
  • Sexual Behavior
  • Sexuality
  • MEDICAL
  • HEALTH & FITNESS
  • Clitoris
  • Female circumcision
  • United States
Label
Female circumcision and clitoridectomy in the United States : a history of a medical treatment, Sarah B. Rodriguez
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Women, masturbation, and clitoral surgery, 1862-1945 -- Children, masturbation, and clitoral surgery since 1890 -- Female sexual degeneracy and the enlarged clitoris, 1850-1941 -- Female circumcision to promote clitoral orgasm, 1890-1945 -- Female circumcision as sexual enhancement therapy during the era of the vaginal orgasm, 1940-66 -- Female circumcision and the divisive issue of female clitoral sexual pleasure go public, 1966-81 -- James Burt and the surgery of love, 1966-89
Control code
ocn893656554
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 280 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781322198774
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
651157
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)893656554
Label
Female circumcision and clitoridectomy in the United States : a history of a medical treatment, Sarah B. Rodriguez
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Women, masturbation, and clitoral surgery, 1862-1945 -- Children, masturbation, and clitoral surgery since 1890 -- Female sexual degeneracy and the enlarged clitoris, 1850-1941 -- Female circumcision to promote clitoral orgasm, 1890-1945 -- Female circumcision as sexual enhancement therapy during the era of the vaginal orgasm, 1940-66 -- Female circumcision and the divisive issue of female clitoral sexual pleasure go public, 1966-81 -- James Burt and the surgery of love, 1966-89
Control code
ocn893656554
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 280 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781322198774
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
651157
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)893656554

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