Books About

MALE GENITAL MUTILATION/ INTACTIVISM

  • Aldeeb, Sami A., To Mutilate in the Name of Jehovah or Allah: Legitimization of Male and Female Circumcision, NOHARMM, San Francisco, CA., c. 1994
  • Auslander, Shalom, Foreskin’s Lament: A Memoir, Riverhead Books, c. 2008
  • Benatar, David, The Second Sexism, c. 2007
  • Berkeley, Bud, Foreskin, A Closer Look, Alyson Publications, Boston, MA., c. 1993
  • Bigelow, Jim, The Joy of Uncircumcising, Hourglass Publishing, Pacific Grove, CA., c. 1992
  • Bisque, Lisa, You Call This Love? The Real Reason Women Don’t Like Sex, i Universe, c. 2000
  • Boyd, Billy Ray, Circumcision Exposed, The Crossing Press, Freedom, CA., c. 1988
  • Boyd, Billy Ray, Circumcision: What it Does, Taterhill Press, San Francisco, CA., c. 1990
  • Briggs, Anne, Circumcision: What Every Parent Should Know, Birth and Parenting Publications, Earlysville, VA., c. 1984
  • Bryk, Felix, Sex and Circumcision: A Study of Phallic Worship and Mutilation in Men and Women, Brandon House, c. 1947
  • Carlquist, Sherwin, Ph.D, UNCUT, Pinecone Press of Santa Barbara, Via Huerto Santa Barbara, CA, c. 2000.
  • Carmack, Adrienne, The Good Mommy’s Guide to her Little Boy’s Penis, c. 2015
  • Carnes, Samuel M., RT (T), CMD., The Foreskin and Why You Should Keep It, CreateSpace, c. 2015
  • Carter, Nicholas, Routine Circumcision: The Tragic Myth, Londinium Press., London, England, c. 1979
  • Colapinto, John, As Nature Made Him: The Boy Who Was Raised As a Girl, HarperCollins Publishers Inc., NY., c. 2000
  • Countryman, William L., Dirt, Greed and Sex: Sexual Ethics in the New Testament and Their Implications for Today, Fortress Press, c. 2007
  • Darby, Robert, A Surgical Temptation, The University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL. c. 2005
  • Darby, Robert, The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, c.2006
  • Denniston, George C., M.D. & Milos, Marilyn Fayre, R.N., Sexual Mutilations: A Human Tragedy, Proceedings of the Fourth International Symposium on Sexual Mutilations, Lausanne, Switzerland, Plenum Publishers, c. 1996
  • Denniston, George C., M.D., Hodges, Frederick Mansfield & Milos, Marilyn Fayre, R.N., Male and Female Circumcision: Medical, Legal, and Ethical Considerations in Pediatric Practice, Proceedings of the Fifth International Symposium on Sexual Mutilations, Oxford, UK, August 5-7, 1998. Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers., c. 1999
  • Denniston, George C., Hodges, Frederick Mansfield, & Milos, Marilyn Fayre, eds, Understanding Circumcision: A Multi-Disciplinary Approach to a Multi-Dimensional Problem, Proceedings of the Sixth International Symposium on Genital Integrity, Sydney, Australia, December 7-9, 2000. Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers. c. 2001
  • Denniston, George C., M.D., Hodges, Frederick Mansfield, & Milos, Marilyn Fayre, R.N., eds, Flesh and Blood: Perspectives on the Problem of Circumcision in Contemporary Society, Proceedings of the Seventh International Symposium on Human Rights and Modern Society: Advancing Human Dignity and the Legal Right to Bodily Integrity in the 21st Century, Washington, DC, April 4-7, 2002, Kluwer Academic/ Plenum Publishers, NYC, c. 2004.
  • Denniston, George C., M.D., Hodges, Frederick Mansfield, & Milos, Marilyn Fayre, R.N., eds, Bodily Integrity and the Politics of Circumcision: Culture, Controversy, and Change, Proceedings of the Eighth International Symposium on Circumcision and Human Rights: An Anthropological, Medical, Legal, and Ethical Analysis, Padua Italy, September 2-4, 2004. Springer, NYC, c. 2006
  • Denniston, George C., M.D., Hodges, Frederick Mansfield & Milos, Marilyn Fayre, R.N., Genital Autonomy: Protecting Personal Choice, Springer Dordrecht Heidelberg London New York, c. 2010.
  • Elium, Don & Elium, Jean, Raising a Son: Parents and the Making of a Healthy Man, Celestial Arts, c. 2004
  • Fleiss, Paul M., M.D., MPH, FAAP with Hodges, Frederick M., DPhil (Oxon), Sweet Dreams: A Pediatricians Secrets for Your Child’s Good Night’s Sleep, M. Hodges,Lowell House, c. 2000
  • Fleiss, Paul M., M.D. & Hodges, D.Phil., What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Circumcision, Warner Books, NYC, NY., c. 2002
  • Friedman, David M., A Mind of Its Own: A Cultural History of the Penis, Penguin, c. 2003
  • Glick, Leonard B., Marked in Your Flesh: Circumcision from Ancient Judea to Modern America, Oxford University Press., c. 2005
  • Goldman, Ronald, Ph.D., Circumcision: The Hidden Trauma, Vanguard Publications, Boston, MA., c.1997
  • Goldman, Ronald, Ph.D., Circumcision: A Jewish Perspective, Vanguard Publications, Boston, MA., c. 1998
  • Gollaher, David L., Circumcision: A History of the World’s Most Controversial Surgery, Perseus Books Group, NYC, NY. c. 2000
  • Griffin, Gary M., MBA, Decircumcision, Added Dimensions Publishing, Los Angeles, CA, c. 1991
  • Hammond, Tim, Male Circumcision in America, Violating Human Rights, NOHARMM, San Francisco, CA., c. 1992
  • Heimlich, Janet, Breaking Their Will: Shedding Light on Religious Child Maltreatment, Prometheus Books, c. 2011
  • Hoffman, Lawrence, Covenant of Blood: Circumcision and Gender in Rabbinic Judaism (Chicago Studies in the History of Judaism), University of Chicago Press, c. 2001.
  • Hulms, Roland, Please Don’t Circumcise Your Baby Boy, c. 2014
  • Legler, Kathleen, What Happened?: A Guide to Help Children Understand the Intact and Circumcised Penis, c. 2010.
  • Lewis, Joseph, In The Name of Humanity, Eugenics Publishing Co., N.Y., c. 1949
  • Lightfood-Klein, Hanny, Children’s Genitals Under the Knife: Social Imperatives, Secrecy and Shame, Nunzio Press, c. 2008
  • Matteoli, Richard L., Ph.D, The Munchhausen Complex, Nemean Press, Monterey, CA, c. 2010.
  • Moss, Lisa Braver, The Measure of His Grief, First Notim Press, c. 2010
  • Moss, Lisa Braver, & Wald, Rebecca, Celebrating Brit Shalom, c. 2015
  • Noble, Elizabeth, The Joy of Being a Boy, New Life Images,- c. 1994
  • O’Hara, Kristen, Sex as Nature Intended It, Turning Point Publications, MA. c. 2002
  • O’Mara, Peggy, Circumcision: The Rest of the Story, Mothering Magazine, Santa Fe., NM., c. 1993
  • Ritter, Thomas J., M.D., Say No to Circumcision!, Hourglass Book Publishing, Aptos, CA., c. 1992
  • Ritter, Thomas J., M.D. and Denniston, George C., M.D., Doctors Re-examine Circumcision, Third Millennium Publishing Co., c. 2001
  • Ritter, Thomas J., M.D., & Denniston, George C., M.D., Doctors Re-Examine Circumcision, Third Millennium Publishing Co., Seattle, WA., c. 2002
  • Romberg, Rosemary, Circumcision: The Painful Dilemma, Bergin & Garvey Publishers, S. Hadley, MA., c. 1985 (first publication)
  • Watson, Lindsay R., Unspeakable Mutilations – Men Do Complain, c. 2015
  • Wallerstein, Edward, Circumcision: An American Health Fallacy, Springer Publishing Co. NYC., c. 1980

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FEMALE GENITAL MUTILATION

  • Abdelmagied, Ahmed; Salah, Wefag; ElTahir, Nayla; NurEldin, Tamadur; & Shareef, Sahar, Perception and Attitudes of Religious Groups Towards Female Genital Mutilation, Ahfad Journal, Vol. 22, No. 2, December 2005.
  • Abusharaf, Rogaia Mustafa, Female Circumcision, Multicultural Perspectives, University of Pennsylvania Press, c. 2006.
  • Barker-Benfield, G.J., The Horrors of the Half-Known Life, Harper Colophon Books, Harper & Row Publishers, New York, NY., c. 1976
  • Bekers, Elisabeth, Rising Anthills: African and African American Writing on Female Genital Excision, 1960-2000, University of Wisconsin Press, c. 2010.
  • Burrage, Hilary, Eradicating Female Genital Mutilation: A UK Perspective, Ashgate Publishing Ltd., c. 2015.
  • Caney, Simon, Justice Beyond Borders: A Global Political Theory, Oxford University Press, c. 2005.
  • Chavkin, Wendy & Chesler, Ellen, Where Human Rights Begin: Health, Sexuality and Women in the New Millennium, Rutgers University Press, c. 2005.
  • Corea, Gena, The Hidden Malpractice: How American Medicine Treats Women as Patients and Professionals, William Morrow & Co., c. 1977.
  • Dally, Ann, Women Under the Knife: A History of Surgery, Castle Books, N.J., c. 2006.
  • Daly, Mary, Gyn/Ecology, The Meta Ethics of Radical Feminism, Beacon Press, Boston, MA., c. 1978.
  • Dirie, Waris & Miller, Cathleen, Desert Flower: The Extraordinary Journey of a Desert Nomad, Harper Collins, c. 2009.
  • Ezzat, Dina, A Savage Surgery, The Middle East (Journal), January 1994.
  • Foster, Charles, On the Trail of a Taboo: Female Circumcision in the Islamic World, Contemporary Review, Vol. 264, No. 1540, May 1994/
  • Gruenbaum, Ellen, The Female Circumcision Controversy: An Anthropological Perspective, University of Pennsylvania Press, c. 2001.
  • Herndlund, Ylva & Shell-Duncan, Bettina, Female “Circumcision in Africa: Culture, Controversy and Change, Lynne Reiner, c. 2000.
  • Herndlund, Ylva & Shell-Duncan, Bettina, Transcultural Bodies: Female Genital Cutting in Global Context, Rutgers University Press, c. 2007.
  • Ian, Patrick, Responding to Female Genital Mutilation: The Australian Experience in Context, Australian Journal of Social Issues, Vol. 36, No. 1, February 2001.
  • Koso-Thomas, Olayinka, The Circumcision of Women: A Strategy for Eradication, Zed Books, Ltd., N.J., c. 1987.
  • Lightfoot-Klein, Hanny, Prisoners of Ritual: An Odyssey into Female Genital Circumcision in Africa, The Hayworth Press. New York, c. 1989.
  • Lightfoot-Klein, Hanny, Secret Wounds, Authorhouse, c. 2003
  • Lightfoot-Klein, Hanny, Children’s Genitals Under the Knife: Social Imperatives, Secrecy and Shame, Nunzio Press, c. 2008.
  • Mire, Soraya, The Girl With Three Legs: A Memoir, Chicago Review Press, c. 2011.
  • Mohammed, Hawa Noor, Can FGM be Eradicated Through an Alternate Means?, GRIN Verlag – Seminar Papers, c. 2009.
  • Nnaemeka, Obioma, Female Circumcision and the Politics of Knowledge, Praeger Publishers, Westport, CT., c. 2005.
  • Raya, Patricia Diane, Female Genital Mutilation and the Perpetuation of Multigenerational Trauma, The Journal of Psychohistory, Vol 37, No. 4, Spring 2010.
  • Robinett, Patricia, The Rape of Innocence: Female Genital Mutilation & Circumcision in the USA; Connecting the Dots . . . Where Personal, Social, Medical & Economic Interests Intersect, Eugene, Oregon, Nunzio Press, c. 2010.
  • Rodriguez, Sarah B., Female Circumcision and Clitoridectomy in the United States, University of Rochester Press, Rochester, NY, c. 2014.
  • Ross, Susan Dellen, Women’s Human Rights: The International and Comparative Law Case Book, University of California Press, c. 2003.
  • Sands, Kathleen M., God Forbid: Religion and Sex in American Public Life, Oxford University Press, c. 2000.
  • Thomas, Lynn M., Politics of the Womb: Women, Reproduction and the State in Kenya, University of California Press, c. 2003.
  • Thomas, J., Female Genital Mutilations Lead to Lost Lives and High Costs, International Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health, Vol. 36, No. 3, September 2010.
  • Tong, Rosemarie; Anderson, Gwen & Santos, Aida, Globalizing Feminist Bioethics: Crosscultural Perspectives, Westview Press, c. 2001.
  • Wangila, Mary Nyangweso, Female Circumcision: The Interplay of Religion, Culture and Gender in Kenya, Orbis Books, Maryknoll, NY, c. 2007.
  • White, Allan E., Female Genital Mutilation in America: The Federal Dilemma, Texas Journal of Women, Gender and the Law, Vol. 10, No. 2, April 2001.

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RECOMMENDED BOOKS ON PREGNANCY, BIRTH, INFANCY & CHILD RAISING

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  • Baker, Jeannine Parvati, Hygieia: A Woman’s Herbal, Freestone Publishing Co., c. 1979.
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  • Baker, Jeannine Parvati, Conscious Conception: Elemental Journey Through the Labyrinth of Sexuality, North Atlantic Books, c. 1986.
  • Bean, Constance, Labor and Delivery: An Observer’s Diary, Doubleday & Co., New York, NY., c. 1977.
  • Brewer, Gail Sforza & Greene, Janice Presser, Right From the Start, Rodale Press, Emmaus, PA. c. 1981.
  • Buckley, Sarah, Gentle Birth, Gentle Mothering, Celestial Arts, c. 2012.
  • Chamberlain, David, The Mind of your Newborn Baby, North Atlantic Books, c. 1998.
  • Chamberlain, David, Windows to the Womb: Revealing the Conscious Baby from Conception to Birth, North Atlantic Books, c. 2013.
  • Eanes, Rebecca, Positive Parenting: An Essential Guide, Tarcher Perigree, c. 2016.
  • Garbarino, James, Children and the Dark Side of Human Experience, Springer, New York, NY., c. 2008.
  • Gerhardt, Sue, Why Love Matters: How Affection Shapes a Baby’s Brain, Routledge, c. 2004.
  • Granju, Katie Allison; Kennedy, Betsy & Sears, William, M.D., Attachment Parenting: Instinctive Care For Your Baby and Young Child, Atria Books, c. 1999.
  • Grille, Robin, Parenting for a Peaceful World, Vox Cordis Press, c. 2013.
  • Gurmuker, Kaur Khalsa, Bountiful, Beautiful, Blissful: Experience the Natural Power of Pregnancy and Birth With Kundalini Yoga & Meditation, St. Martin’s Griffin, c. 2004.
  • Halfmoon, Hygeia, Ph.D., Primal Mothering in a Modern World, Sunfood Nutrition, c. 1988.
  • Heath, Alan & Bainbridge, Nicki, Baby Massage: The Calming Power, DK Publishing, c. 2004.
  • Heimlich, Janet, Breaking Their Will: Shedding Light on Religious Child Maltreatment, Prometheus Books, c. 2011.
  • Heller, Sharon, The Vital Touch; How Intimate Contact With Your Baby Leads to Happier, Healthier Development, Hold Paperbacks, c. 1997.
  • Hunt, Jan, The Natural Child, Parenting From the Heart, New Society Publishers, c. 2001.
  • Janov, Arthur, Ph.D., The Primal Scream, Dell publishing Co., Inc., New York, c. 1970.
  • Janov, Arthur, Ph.D., The Primal Revolution, Touchstone Books, Simon & Schuster, NY., c. 1972.
  • Janov, Arthur, Ph.D., The Feeling Child, Touchstone Books, Simon & Schuster, NY., c. 1973.
  • Janov, Arthur, Ph.D., The Biology of Love, Prometheus Books, c. 2000.
  • Johnson, Eileen, The Children’s Bill of Emotional Rights: A Guide to the Needs of Children, Jason Aronson, Inc., c. 2011.
  • Knost, L.R., The Gentle Parent: Positive, Practical, Effective Discipline, Little Hearts Books, LL, c. 2013.
  • Lang, Raven, The Birth Book, Genesis Press, Ben Lomond, CA., c. 1972.
  • Leboyer, Frederic, Birth Without Violence, Alfred A. Knopf, New York, NY., c. 1976.
  • Liedloff, Jean, The Continuum Concept: In Search of Happiness Lost, Perseus Books, c. 1986.
  • Makichen, Walter, Spirit Babies: How to Communicate With the Child You’re Meant to Have, Delta, c. 2005.
  • Margulis, Jennifer, The Business of Baby, Scribner (Simon & Schuster), New York, NY., c. 2013.
  • Margulis, Jennifer, Your Baby, Your Way: Taking Charge of Your Pregnancy, Childbirth and Parenting Decisions, Simon & Schuster, NY., c. 2015.
  • Massaro, Megan McGrory & Katz, Miriam J., The Other Baby Book, A Natural Approach to Baby’s First Year, Full Cup Press, c. 2013.
  • McClure, Vimala, The Tao of Motherhood, New World Library, c. 1997.
  • McClure, Vimala Schneider, Infant Massage .. Revised Edition: A Handbook for Loving Parents, Bantam Books, c. 2000.
  • Miller, Alice, For Your Own Good: Hidden Cruelty in Child-Rearing and the Roots of Violence, Farrar, Straus, and Girau, c. 1990.
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  • Nicholson, Barbara, Attached at the Heart, iUniverse, c. 2009.
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  • Noble, Elizabeth, The Joy of Being a Boy, New Life Images, c. 2004.
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  • Odent, Michel, Primal Health: Understanding the Critical Period Between Conception and Birth, Clairview Books, c. 2002.
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  • c. 2010.
  • Pearce, Joseph Chilton, Magical Child, E.P. Dutton, New York, NY., c. 1977.
  • Perry, Bruce D., & Szalavitz, Born for Love: Why Empathy is Essential and Endangered, William Morrow Paperbacks, c. 2011.
  • Petrillo, Madeline, R.N., M.Ed. & Sanger, Sirgay, M.D., Emotional Care of Hospitalized Children, J.B. Lippincott Co., Philadelphia, PA., c. 1980.
  • Placksin, Sally, Mothering the New Mother: Women’s Feelings & Needs After Childbirth: A Support and Resource Guide, Newmarket Press, c. 2000.
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  • Sears, Martha & Sears, William, M.D., The Complete Book of Christian Parenting and Child Care, B & H Books, c. 1997.
  • Sears, William, M.D. & Sears Martha, The Attachment Parenting Book, Little, Brown & Co., c. 2001.
  • Sears, William, M.D.; Sears, Martha; Sears, Robert, & Sears, James. The Baby Book: Everything You Need to Know About Your Baby From Birth to Age Two, Little, Brown & Company, Boston, MA., c. 2013.
  • Silverstone, Alicia, The Kind Mama, Rodale, Inc., New York, NY, c. 2014.
  • Small, Meredith F., Our Babies, Ourselves: How Biology and Culture Shape the Way We Parent, Anchor Books, c. 1999.
  • Stadlen, Naomi, What Mothers Do, Especially When It Lookis Like Nothing, Tarcher, Perigree, c. 2007.
  • Stadlen, Naomi, How Mothers Love: And How Relationships are Born, Piatkus Books, c. 2012.
  • Sunderland, Margaret, The Science of Parenting, DK Adult, c. 2008.
  • Verrilli, George E., M.D., F.A.C.O.G. & Mueser, Anne Marie, Ed. D., While Waiting, St. Martin’s Press, New York, NY., c. 1981
  • Ward, Charlotte & Ward, Fred, The Home Birth Book, Inscape Corp., Washington, D.C., c. 1976.
  • Wells, Hal M., Ph.D., The Sensuous Child, Stein & Day, New York, NY., c. 1978.
  • Wertz, Richard W. & Wertz, Dorothy C., Lying-In: A History of Childbirth in America, Schocken Books, New York, c. 1979
  • Wiessinger, Diane; West Diana & Pitman, Teresa, The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding: Completely Revised and Updated, 8th Edition, Hachette Book Group, c. 2013.
  • Wootan, George & Verney, Sarah, Take Charge of Your Child’s Health, Marlowe & Co., c. 2015.