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Is circumcision a modified ritual of castration?
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19506405     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
AIM: In the earliest records of human religion, castration was regarded as an act of devotion. Moreover, the ritual of circumcision is still followed by many modern religions. In this article, we have exposed the archeological, historical, cultural and religious evidence between the ancient ritual of castration and circumcision. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We reviewed the reports about circumcision and castration in the English, French, and Turkish literature. RESULT: Both the rituals of circumcision and castration had similar aims in human religions. CONCLUSION: The ritual of castration evolved into circumcision as a less-invasive and bloody procedure than castration.
Cengiz Mordeniz; Ayhan Verit
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review     Date:  2009-06-08
Journal Detail:
Title:  Urologia internationalis     Volume:  82     ISSN:  1423-0399     ISO Abbreviation:  Urol. Int.     Publication Date:  2009  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-06-09     Completed Date:  2009-08-24     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0417373     Medline TA:  Urol Int     Country:  Switzerland    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  399-403     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright 2009 S. Karger AG, Basel.
Department of Anesthesiology, Harran University, Sanliurfa, Turkey.
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MeSH Terms
Ceremonial Behavior*
Circumcision, Male*

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