Prepuce restoration seekers: Psychiatric aspects

Paul C. Mohl, Russel Adams, Donald M. Greer, Kathy A. Sheley

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Abstract

A new subgroup of patients within the homosexual community has been identified who are characterized by preoccupation with their absent foreskins. They associate their circumcised status with a sense of incompleteness, anger over a lack of choice, and their sense of masculinity. Four patients who sought surgical reconstruction are reported. None were Jewish or psychotic. All tolerated surgery well. Preliminary etiologic hypotheses are advanced, emphasizing psychodynamic and imprinting possibilities.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)383-393
Number of pages11
JournalArchives of Sexual Behavior
Volume10
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1981

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Psychiatry
Foreskin
Masculinity
Anger
Restoration
Imprinting (Psychology)
Sexual Minorities
Surgery
Incompleteness
Imprinting

Keywords

  • circumcision
  • foreskin
  • homosexuality
  • prepuce reconstruction
  • uncircumcision

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Psychology
  • Psychology(all)

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Prepuce restoration seekers : Psychiatric aspects. / Mohl, Paul C.; Adams, Russel; Greer, Donald M.; Sheley, Kathy A.

In: Archives of Sexual Behavior, Vol. 10, No. 4, 08.1981, p. 383-393.

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Mohl, Paul C. ; Adams, Russel ; Greer, Donald M. ; Sheley, Kathy A. / Prepuce restoration seekers : Psychiatric aspects. In: Archives of Sexual Behavior. 1981 ; Vol. 10, No. 4. pp. 383-393.
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