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Letters to the Editor

A Case of Genital Self-Mutilation in an Elderly Man

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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.

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