Castration: Neutering, Hijra, Oophorectomy, Chemical Castration, Skoptsy, Boar Taint, Skoptic Syndrome, Castration Anxiety, Emascu

9781156767573: Castration: Neutering, Hijra, Oophorectomy, Chemical Castration, Skoptsy, Boar Taint, Skoptic Syndrome, Castration Anxiety, Emascu

Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 44. Chapters: Castrated people, Veterinary castration, Sima Qian, Boston Corbett, Gofraid Donn, Neutering, Peter Abelard, Hijra, Wayne DuMond, Gelding, Oophorectomy, Marshall Applewhite, David Reimer, Chemical castration, Boar taint, Skoptsy, Pediatric spaying, Harry Crookshank, 1st Viscount Crookshank, Jürgen Bartsch, Neuticles, Elastration, Constantine, Skoptic syndrome, Capon, Bob Champion, Castration anxiety, Burdizzo, Li Yannian, Ridgling, Emasculation, Emasculator, Wether. Excerpt: Castration (also referred to as gelding, spaying, neutering, fixing, orchiectomy, oophorectomy) is any action, surgical, chemical, or otherwise, by which a male loses the functions of the testicles or a female loses the functions of the ovaries. The practice of castration has its roots before recorded human history. Castration was frequently used for religious or social reasons in certain cultures in Europe, the Middle East, South Asia, Africa, East Asia. After battles in some cases, winners castrated their captives or the corpses of the defeated to symbolize their victory and "seize" their power. Castrated men - eunuchs - were often admitted to special social classes and were used particularly to staff bureaucracies and palace households: in particular, the harem. Castration also figured in a number of religious castration cults. Other religions, for example Judaism, were strongly opposed to the practice. The Leviticus Holiness code, for example, specifically excludes eunuchs or any males with defective genitals from the priesthood, just as castrated animals are excluded from sacrifice. Eunuchs in China had been known to usurp power in many eras of Chinese history, most notably in the Later Han, late Tang and late Ming Dynasty. There are similar recorded Middle Eastern events. In ancient times, castration often involved the total removal of all ...

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