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My Brother, My Son
ISMBooks, 2004; 161 pages.
Description (by the author): My son Dominic was born in Melbourne with a peno-scrotal hypospadias condition in 1959 and had countless operations but remained unhappy with himself all his life. So much so that he eventually committed suicide. The book details the suffering he endured in life. It is a heartfelt story that I really think is worth reading.
From Diapers to Dating: A Parent's Guide to Raising Sexually Healthy Children--From Infancy to Middle School
Debra W. Haffner
New Market Press, 2004; 256 pages.
Recommended by social worker Barbara Neilson, MSW, as an excellent resource to help parents talk to their children about sexual issues. (Link to Amzaon.com)
Beyond the Big Talk: Every Parent's Guide to Raising Sexually Healthy Teens, From Middle School to College
Debra W. Haffner
New Market Press, 2001; 256 pages.
Recommended by social worker Barbara Neilson, MSW, as an excellent resource to help parents talk to their children about sexual issues. (Link to Amazon.com)
Easy for You to Say: Q & As for Teens Living With Chronic Illness or Disability
Miriam Kaufman M.D.
Key Porter Books, 1995; 292 pages.
Book is written to a teenage audience and includes information that teens might be too embarrassed to ask about otherwise. (Link to Amazon.com)
Hypospadias and Genital Development (Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology)
Laurence S. Baskin
Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2004; 400 pages.
Medical text on hypospadias. (Link to Amazon.com)
Hypospadias Surgery : An Illustrated Guide
Ahmed T. Hadidi
Springer, 2003; 376 pages.
Illustrated with color diagrams and photographs.
Full text online here.
The Psychological Implications of Hypospadias
Louvain-La-Neuve University, 2003
Hypospadias Doctoral Dissertation
Sharon Kay May
American Academy of Clinical Sexologists
Maimonides University, 2003
Directed by Michael Davis (2000)
Teen romantic comedy in which one of the characters (Rod) has hypospadias, which his roommate accidentally discovers. A short (1-2 min) discussion and explanation follows. Negative reaction by a girl to Rod's hypospadias is presented as the reason for his misogynistic behavior. (Link to Amazon.com)
Flirting With Disaster
Directed by David O. Russell (1996)
One of the secondary characters (Tony) mentions that he was not circumcised until 1 year old because he was born with hypospadias, but hypospadias is incorrectly described as curvature of the penis. (Link to Amazon.com)
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