This work may not be copied, distributed, displayed, published, reproduced, transmitted, modified, posted, sold, licensed, or used for commercial purposes. By downloading this file, you are agreeing to the publisher’s Terms & Conditions.

Letter to the Editor

A Case of Genital Self-Mutilation in an Elderly Man

Hema Tharoor, DPM, DNB, MNAMS

Published: October 15, 2007

Article Abstract

Because this piece has no abstract, we have provided for your benefit the first 3 sentences of the full text.

Sir: Genital self-inflicted wounds are generally categorizedas self-mutilating behavior or partial suicides. Although genitalself-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 selfmutilationin an elderly man.

Some JCP and PCC articles are available in PDF format only. Please click the PDF link at the top of this page to access the full text.

Related Articles

Volume: 9

Quick Links: