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Gender, pride and medical circumcision in contemporary Japan.
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PMID:  23140116     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
The outcome of interviews with 26 Japanese men is analysed to identify their views concerning male circumcision and their implications in terms of embodiment, gender and sexuality. Data were collected as part of a larger ethnographic investigation of circumcision, masculinity, sexual behaviour and health matters for Japanese men. Participants in the investigation offered their views in relation to male circumcision by deploying arguments that commodify male genitalia and stress masculinity and sexual prowess. Male circumcision was thought of as a medical technology oriented towards boosting the gender identity of adolescent and/or 'incomplete' men. Male circumcision may also be also promoted as a medical strategy to help heterosexual couples conceive. References to circumcision as a procedure for disease prevention were almost completely absent.
Genaro Castro-Vázquez
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-11-12
Journal Detail:
Title:  Culture, health & sexuality     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1464-5351     ISO Abbreviation:  Cult Health Sex     Publication Date:  2012 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-11-12     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100883416     Medline TA:  Cult Health Sex     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
a Division of Sociology , Nanyang Technological University , Singapore.
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