A Case of Genital Self-Mutilation in an Elderly Man

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Sir: Genital self-inflicted wounds are generally categorized as self-mutilating behavior or partial suicides. Although genital self-mutilation occurs in all racial groups, cultures, and religions, the vast majority of reported incidents occur in single, male Caucasians in their 20s or 30s.1 

This case highlights the beliefs that precipitated genital selfmutilation in an elderly man.

Prim Care Companion J Clin Psychiatry 2007;9(5):396-397 [letter]