subincision


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subincision

(ˌsʌbɪnˈsɪʒən)
n
(Anthropology & Ethnology) a rite or ritual involving the cutting of the urethra in males
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When the boy could urinate in an arch, the blowing happened less often but was still done until the boy was about six or seven years old and ready for subincision (Pukui, Haertig and Lee, 1972).
Many tribal societies practised other forms of bodily alteration (scarification, knocking out teeth, subincision, piercing etc) usually as part of initiation rites, and most of those which practised male circumcision also practised forms of female genital mutilation.
The third, taught at the time of subincision, is a sign language, not a verbal one.
15] While introcision and subincision certainly pose health risks, they differ considerably from the types of procedures found in many African and some Asian societies that are the topic of this paper.
Circumcision as well as subincision were widely practiced throughout the greater part of Australia, but we have no idea when they were first instituted.
Left alone, he believed that these people would be "decimated by their own tribal practices" - by which he referred especially to the belief that circumcision and subincision coupled with "widespread" abortion and infanticide would prevent this population from reproducing (Ibid.
Likewise Spencer had staged, among others, the picture referred to above of a subincision operation at Tempe Downs during the Horn Expedition (Mulvaney et al.