Cutting to the Core: Exploring the Ethics of Contested Surgeries

Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (2006)

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Julian Savulescu
Oxford University
Donna Dickenson
Birkbeck, University of London
Stephen Wilkinson
Lancaster University
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Abstract
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
Keywords Surgical ethics  Limb transplants  Face transplants
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ISBN(s) 9780742550001
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