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Year : 2008  |  Volume : 50  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 285-287

Genital self-mutilation in nonpsychotic heterosexual males: Case report of two cases


Department of Urology, KLES Kidney Foundation, Nehru Nagar, Belgaum - 590 010, India

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Rajendra B Nerli
Department of Urology, KLES Kidney Foundation, Nehru Nagar, Belgaum - 590 010
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0019-5545.44753

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Genital self-mutilation is a rare event that is commonly associated with psychotic disorders. However such injuries have also been reported from nonpsychotic patients as a result either from bizarre autoerotic acts, attempts at crude sex change operation by transsexuals or secondary to complex religious beliefs and delusions regarding sexual guilt. We report two cases of genital self-mutilation in nonpsychotic married heterosexual males as a result of conflict and frustration.



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