Cutting to the Core Exploring the Ethics of Contested Surgeries

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2006-03-06
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

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When the benefits of surgery do not outweigh the harms or where they do not clearly do so, surgical interventions become morally contested. Cutting to the Core examines a number of such surgeries, including infant male circumcision and cutting the genitals of female children, the separation of conjoined twins, surgical sex assignment of intersex children and the surgical re-assignment of transsexuals, limb and face transplantation, cosmetic surgery, and placebo surgery.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. ix
Introduction: The Ethics of Contested Surgeriesp. 1
Male Circumcision and Female Genital Cutting
Between Prophylaxis and Child Abuse: The Ethics of Neonatal Male Circumcisionp. 23
The Ethics of Neonatal Male Circumcision: Helping Parents to Decidep. 47
Genital Alteration of Female Minorsp. 63
Sex Assignment and Reassignment Surgery
The Ethics of Surgically Assigning Sex for Intersex Childrenp. 79
Transsexualism and Gender Reassignment Surgeryp. 97
Separating Conjoined Twins
Separating Conjoined Twins: Disability, Ontology, and Moral Statusp. 113
Conjunction and Separation: Viable Relationships, Equitable Partingsp. 127
Limb and Face Transplantation
Ethical Issues in Limb Transplantsp. 141
Changing Faces: Ethics, Identity, and Facial Transplantationp. 155
Cosmetic Surgery
A Defense of Cosmetic Surgeryp. 171
Beauty under the Knife: A Feminist Appraisal of Cosmetic Surgeryp. 183
Placebo Surgery
The Emperor's New Scar: The Ethics of Placebo Surgeryp. 197
Sham Surgery and Reasonable Risksp. 211
Suggestions for Further Readingp. 229
Indexp. 233
About the Editor and Contributorsp. 235
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