apotemnophilia


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ap·o·tem·no·phil·i·a

 (ăp′ə-tĕm′nə-fĭl′ē-ə, -fēl′yə)
[apo- + Greek temnein, to cut; see tem- in Indo-European roots + -philia.]
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Apotemnophilia is generally reported to occur most commonly in arms and legs, however it can also include digits, genitals, and other body parts (Khalil & Richa, 2012).
Apotemnophilia hit the news a few years ago when a man in Scotland asked his doctor to amputate a healthy leg because he felt it didn't belong on his body.
suicide and apotemnophilia are not criminalisable under the Harm
A Scottish surgeon, Robert Smith, amputated the healthy legs of two patients suffering from apotemnophilia.
As for sexual orientation, which the Supreme Court of Canada read into the Charter of Rights in 1995, it is described by the American Psychiatric Association as including the following: homosexuality, bisexuality, pedophilia, transgenderism, transexuality, transvestitism, transvestic fetishism, autogynephilia, voyeurism, exhibitionism, fetishism or sexual fetishism, zoophilia, sexual sadism, sexual masochism, necrophilia, klismaphilia, telephone scatalogia, urophilia, apotemnophilia, coprophilia, copraphagia, toucherism, partialism, gender identity disorder, frotteurism, and frattemism (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition).
Apotemnophilia is defined as self-desired amputation driven by the patient's erotic fantasy of possessing an amputated limb and overachieving despite being handicapped.
Stephen believes that the condition has some parallels with apotemnophilia, which is the desire to have healthy limbs removed because the sufferer does not feel they belong to their bodies, and body dysphoria, where a person has an extreme reaction to their looks.
New Yorker Furth suffers from a rare version of the condition called apotemnophilia.
Apparently they suffer from a condition called apotemnophilia, which means they hate certain parts of their body.
Furth confessed he and Bondy had shared a sexual fetish which he described as a form of apotemnophilia - an extreme form of BDD.