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Male circumcision and penis enhancement in Southeast Asia: Matters of pain and pleasure

Hull, Terence; Budiharsana, Meiwita


This paper reviews some uniquely male sexual health concerns in Southeast Asia, with particular attention to Indonesia. These include various forms of male circumcision, different types of 'penis enhancement' carried out across the region and the use of dry sex by women. These practices appear to be motivated by specific notions of sexual pleasure, based on indigenous gender constructs. Although they may or may not pose a serious public health problem, as markers of misguided or exploitative...[Show more]

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Date published: 2001
Type: Journal article
Source: Reproductive Health Matters
DOI: 10.1016/S0968-8080(01)90091-6


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