TITLE

The Strange Case of the Disappearing Penis

AUTHOR(S)
Bures, Frank
PUB. DATE
March 2010
SOURCE
Psychology Today;Mar/Apr2010, Vol. 43 Issue 2, p22
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses genital retraction syndrome, a medical condition believing that one's penis has vanished, that usually arises in certain cultures in Asia and Africa. It is called koro in Indonesia, where it was initially written down in a local dictionary meaning the shrinking of the penis. A local belief system endorsing some means by which one's penis can be stolen is a prerequisite for the condition.
ACCESSION #
48384062

 

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