Cutting to the Core: Exploring the Ethics of Contested Surgeries
ISBN: 074255001X
EAN13: 9780742550018
Language: English
Pages: 236
Dimensions: 1.00" H x 9.00" L x 6.00" W
Weight: 1.00 lbs.
Format: Paperback

Cutting to the Core: Exploring the Ethics of Contested Surgeries

Book Overview
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.