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In ancient civilizations, the removal of the human penis was sometimes used to demonstrate superiority or dominance over an enemy. Armies were sometimes known to sever the penises of their enemies to count the dead, as well as for trophies. The practice of castration (removal of the testicles) sometimes involved the removal of all or part of the penis, generally with a tube inserted to keep the urethra open for urination. Castration has been used to create a class of servants or slaves called eunuchs in many different places and eras.
In the modern era, removing the human penis for any such activity is very rare (with some exceptions listed below), and references to removal of the penis are almost always symbolic. Castration is less rare, and is performed as a last resort in the treatment of androgen-sensitive prostate cancer.
- 1 Penis removal in medicine and psychology
- 2 History of involuntary penis removal
- 3 Treatment and effects of penis removal
- 4 Cases of penis removal
- 5 See also
- 6 References
- 7 External links
Penis removal in medicine and psychology
Some men have penile amputations, known as penectomies, for medical reasons. Cancer, for example, sometimes necessitates removal of all or part of the penis. In some instances, botched childhood circumcisions have also resulted in full or partial penectomies.
Genital surgical procedures for trans women (transgender or transsexual women) undergoing sex reassignment surgery, do not usually involve the complete removal of the penis; part or all of the glans is usually kept and reshaped as a clitoris, and the skin of the penile shaft may also be inverted to form the vagina. When procedures such as this are not possible, other procedures such as colovaginoplasty are used which do involve the removal of the penis.
Issues related to the removal of the penis appear in psychology, for example in the condition known as castration anxiety. Others, who associate the organ with rape and male dominance and aggression, may consciously or subconsciously see the organ (their own or those of others) as a weapon and express a hatred for it, potentially desiring to see it violently removed.
Some men have undergone penectomies as a voluntary body modification, thus including it as part of a body dysmorphic disorder. Professional opinion is divided regarding the desire for penile amputation as a pathology, much as all other forms of treatment by amputation for body dysmorphic disorder. Voluntary subincision, removal of the glans penis, and bifurcation of the penis are related topics.
History of involuntary penis removal
In ancient China, for crimes including adultery, "licentious" and "promiscuous" activity, males had their penises removed in addition to being castrated. This was one of the Five Punishments that could be legally inflicted on criminals in China. They were designed to permanently disfigure for life. "Castration", in China, meant the severing of the penis in addition to the testicles, after which male offenders were sentenced to work in the palace as eunuchs. The punishment was called "gongxing" (宫刑), which meant "palace punishment", since castrated men would be enslaved to work in the harem of the palace. It was also called "fuxing"(腐刑). Husbands who committed adultery were punished with castration as required under Zhou Dynasty law. While men were castrated, women who committed adultery were punished by confinement. The exact crime was called gong, and referred to "immoral" sex between males and females. The punishment stated, "If a male and female engage in intercourse without morality, their punishments shall be castration and sequestration [respectively]."
The removal of the penis was used as a punishment for men in the Heian period in Japan, where it replaced execution. It was called rasetsu 羅切 (らせつ), and was separate from castration which was called kyūkei 宮刑 (きゅうけい). Rasetsu was done voluntarily by some Japanese Buddhist priests to ensure celibacy. Rasetsu was also known in Edo period Japan.
The word rasetsu was used in Japanese literature.
There have been incidents in which men have been assaulted, usually by their sexual partners, by having their penises severed. The case of John and Lorena Bobbitt, for example, was popularly known for Lorena Bobbitt, cutting off the penis of her husband John in a rage, after he allegedly raped her. He claimed it was for revenge after she discovered his infidelity. Bobbitt's penis was successfully reattached, and he later had a brief career in pornographic movies.
This was not the first modern case, however. On May 18, 1936, Sada Abe strangled her lover, Kichizo Ishida (believed to be at his request, he wanted to die while having sex), and cut off his penis, placed it in her kimono and carried it around with her for days before eventually turning it over to the police. She spent a brief time in jail, and was granted amnesty in 1940. The penis was last seen at a department store exhibition in 1949. This episode was the basis of the film In the Realm of the Senses.
Mutilation or forcible removal of the penis can have special symbolic significance. As a symbol of male sexuality, fertility, and masculinity, the removal of the penis may be inspired by a desire to emasculate the victim.
From 1973 to 1980, one hundred cases of Thai women cutting off their husbands' penises were recorded, most of them were not reattached. Only with eighteen out of the hundred Thai men whose penises were severed was reattachment even attempted, and the reattachments were abysmal. The spate was due to the prevalent practice of Thai men keeping secondary "wives" as sexual partners. While permitted in traditional Thai culture, current Thai law enforces monogamy. The increase in penis severings was possibly stimulated by Thai women agitating and instigating more women to commit the act.
Most Thai women who cut their husband's penis are not prosecuted. Dr. Surasak Muangsombut is a prominent Thai surgeon known for reattaching penises. He has reattached 32 penises, most of them cut by wives who drugged their husbands, as revenge for adultery. In all of his cases none of the women faced prosecution, the predominant view in Thailand being that the men deserved it.
On August 15, 2008, it was reported in Thailand that a domestic abuse study of the previous decade by Mahidol University uncovered that some Thai men had their penises cut off by their wives due to rampant sexual abuse and other attacks on women. In 2003, a rise in domestic violence by Chinese women against Chinese men was reported, including beatings and occasionally women cutting off their husband's penis.
In 2006, in southern Vietnam, a spate of Vietnamese women cutting off their husbands' penises due to adultery, alcoholism and abuse was reported. All fifteen reported incidents occurred close to Ho Chi Minh City. In twelve of the incidents the penis was reattached to the body. It was noted that Thailand's many cases of penis severings could have played a role in the events in Vietnam, since the attacks were abnormal.
An article titled "Status Quo of Female Criminals in Nanjing" was translated on the All-China Women's Federation's website on July 21, 2008, concerning the rise in young female criminals over the previous three years, numbering 2,140 and mostly aged 35 or younger. Under "Crime Caused by Impulsion", it stated that several incidents in Nanjing in China occurred where Chinese men had their penis severed by their wives. An explanation given by a procurator was that, "Their reasons are simple. The wife could not bear the fact that her husband is gambling or cheating on her. It is a crime of impulsion in an emotional crisis." It also stated the majority of the women criminals in Nanjing were given short amounts of jail time or not punished at all.
Treatment and effects of penis removal
Severing the penis without removing the testicles causes intense sexual frustration, since sexual urges and drive originate from the testicles but with no penis there is no way to satisfy them.It is unclear because of the reluctance of victims of penis removal who have undergone penis reconstruction surgery to go to checkups, but acute pain when sitting on a bicycle saddle or other similar surfaces (and perhaps other activities that put much weight on the crotch area) may persist for a long period of time after the surgery, or even permanently.
A study of penis reattachment in China found that in a group of 50 men, all but one reacquired functionality, even though some involved full reconstructive surgery using tissue and bone. Reportedly some of these men later fathered children.
If reattachment is not an option, doctors can reconstruct a penis from muscle and skin grafted from another part of the body like the forearm. However, a penile implant is needed for an erection to be possible, the reconstructed penis would look strange and would either not be able to ejaculate, or ejaculate with less force. The patients are often dissatisfied with the reconstructed penis. Standing during urination is an advantage offered by a reconstructed penis. If penis reconstruction is not done, the patient will have to squat in order to urinate since doctors reroute the entrance of the urethra to below the scrotum.
Various methods used by women to prevent reattachment of the penis after severing include flushing them down the toilet, feeding them to animals like ducks or dogs, boiling them in water, contaminating the penis with dirt or sand, and grinding the penis in a garbage disposal or a kitchen blender.
Cases of penis removal
- In Liuba, Shaanxi province, China, an 1830 memorial contained a case from the Beijing Gazette. A man named Lin Guoheng had his penis severed with a shaving knife by his daughter-in-law Woman Xie while he tried to have sex with her. Her husband Lin Xueyong was not present. This incident became a landmark case for Chinese law during the Qing dynasty.
- In 1902, following his mental state deterioration, William Chester Minor cuts off his own penis. He was, at this time, in a lunatic asylum and one of the most prolific contributors to the Oxford English Dictionary.
- On October 1, 1923, in the Soviet Union, a man's penis was severed by his 24-year-old wife, Anastasia E., after he cheated on her and gave her a sexually transmitted disease.
- In the 1930s, in China, the Chinese press reported that a man who was cheating on his wife had his penis severed by her. It was considered too sensitive to run the story in the English language Shanghai media.
- In April 1979, in Toronto, Canada, a taxi driver was killed by seventeen-year-old Susan Lynn Wood, after which she severed his genitalia.
- In April 1980, in Los Angeles, USA, a boy, eight years old, who returned home late from school angered his father because he was late. His penis was then sliced off and flushed by his father down a toilet. After a 90-minute hunt, the penis was located and retrieved from the sewers by police and firemen. 180 metres away from the house, a wire mesh was set up at a location and the penis was forced toward the mesh by water pressure. Dr. Howard Frydman and his team operated on and reattached the penis. The boy's father was imprisoned.
- On October 22, 1985, in Sydney, Australia, a 5-year-old Cambodian boy had his penis reattached after his forty-year-old mother severed it. The mother thought that her husband's spirit was inside the penis.
- In 1986 in the New Territories of Hong Kong, a Chinese man named Au Siu was asleep when his first wife used a knife to sever his penis. Au and four women, including his first wife, were living in the same hut and his wife cut his penis because he was having an affair with another one of them. Dr. Peter Chan of the Prince of Wales Hospital reattached his penis. He also performed penile reconstruction on another Chinese man in the New Territories after his former wife cut off his penis and flushed it down the toilet.
- On May 21, 1987, it was reported that on May 18, 1987, Monday, in Manila, Philippines, thirty-five-year-old Rogelio Mejes was drugged by his pregnant girlfriend who then severed his penis at a motel. She did it because he advised her to get an abortion.
- In 1987, in Hong Kong, 40-year-old Lin Yuk-sang was sleeping while his 39-year-old wife Tsui Mei-ying used scissors to sever a portion of his penis and flushing it in the toilet afterwards, due to his infidelity.
- In 1989, in Thailand, a man's penis was cut off by his wife. She cooked it in a soup after she used a meat grinder on it.
- On March 12, 1991 it was reported that on the previous day in Hong Kong, a 35-year-old Chinese man was asleep when his wife used scissors to sever his penis, which woke him up. The penis was flushed into the toilet by the woman, and the man was brought to the hospital.
- On June 20, 1992, in Shanghai, China at the Shanghai Children's Welfare Institute a girl hurt a five-year-old Chinese boy named Wei Zhi when she used scissors and almost sliced off his penis, while they were left alone. The injury was severe, gangrene set in after his penis was stitched, causing him to lose a part of the organ; more stitches were then added.
- On July 15, 1992, in Singapore, a 20-year-old maid was sentenced to imprisonment for six months after she used matches to burn the penis of a 4-year-old Chinese boy, Lin Jingchuan, because he urinated on his bed.
- In September 1992, in Bangladesh, Abdul Motaleb was tricked by his ex-wife Sharmin Begum into visiting her house, where he was ambushed by several persons who restrained him while Begum severed his penis. Begum was arrested by the police.
- In October 1992, in Nakhodka, Russia, 25-year-old Vasily's penis and testicles were sliced off by his lover Tamara, 35 years old. She used a knife, and the doctors were unable to reattach the organs. She was upset that they were breaking up, since Vasily felt she was too old for him.
- On September 29, 1993, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, a Chinese taxi driver, Tai Kit Lim was attacked by a woman who used a penknife to sever his penis while trying to rob him. He was brought to Kuala Lumpur General Hospital and treated for his injury, having survived the attack.
- In February 1994, in Xinyang, Henan, China, the Tianjin Today Evening News reported that a 27-year-old Chinese man, Hu Changfa, had his penis severed by his wife Zhang. She committed suicide after cutting it due to Hu's gambling addiction.
- In 1994, in Henan, China, an infant Chinese boy bled to death when his six- and seven-year-old sisters used a paring knife to sever his penis, since they took their father Wang Tianbao seriously after he joked about cutting off his son's penis, since his family was fined for having a boy when they already had two daughters due to China's One Child policy. The girls were then killed by Wang before he committed suicide.
- In May 1994, Hong Kong, a 43-year-old Chinese man, Wong Cheong-do has his penis severed by his wife during an argument. The penis was reattached.
- On October 6, 1994, in Jamalpur, Bangladesh, eighteen-year-old Monwara Begum used a knife to cut off the penis of an intruder who entered her hut and went onto her bed.
- In February 1996, a woman in southern China, Cheng Meiping, was executed for cutting off her husband's penis and murdering him.
- In March 1996, in Sydney, Australia, Tom Thong Tran's penis was sliced at by his wife Tran Tu Tran and it almost came off, with only a "thread" connecting it to his body. Tom was hospitalized, but charges against his wife were dismissed after he asked the judge to do so.
- On March 25, 1997, it was reported that on March 19, 1997, Wednesday, in Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary islands, Spain, a 78-year-old man who made overtures to a 19-year-old Spanish girl had his penis severed by her. The man was a widower and the already married girl had two children.
- On July 1, 1997, in Vancouver, Canada, 42-year-old Vi Hoc Phung was asleep when his 38-year-old wife Kim Phuong Tran used a meat cleaver to completely sever his penis up to his pubic bone. She then flushed the penis down a toilet. Phung could no longer have sex and what remained of his organ was only a stub. The couple was Vietnamese.
- On July 14, 1997, Earl Zea had cut off his own penis with a pair of gardening shears and flushed it down the toilet in an attempt to deter a gay man named Ronnie Fountain, from stalking him. Both men appeared on The Jerry Springer Show in an episode titled "I Cut Off My Manhood", in which Fountain claimed they were lovers, but Zea denied it. Zea was later prosecuted for filing a false police report about being assaulted while he was asleep, only to admit it was out of self-mutilation.
- On November 30, 1997 it was reported that on November 29, 1997, Friday, in Rantau Panjang, Kelantan, Malaysia, a Chinese boy, eleven years old, had his penis severed during a burglary in his house by a woman from Myanmar after she stabbed and then failed to suffocate him. She used a motorcycle to escape after her burglary bid went awry. The woman was a foreign worker. The Sin Chew Jit, a Chinese Malaysian newspaper, reported the incident. The boy's penis was not reattached although he survived.
- On January 13, 1998, in Beijing, China, a Chinese man's penis was severed by his 28-year-old wife with scissors; she claimed it was due to his infidelity and maltreatment of her.
- On August 19, 2001, in Battambang, Cambodia, a 23-year-old Cambodian man, Rin Bros, was dragged from a police station by a gang of women who severed his penis and chopped it to pieces. They then killed him by beating and stabbing him. Bros was accused of three rapes and was being questioned by the police before the women stormed the police station and killed him as soon as they heard he was there. The police took no action and just watched the women during the murder, and none of the women were arrested or punished. A Cambodian newspaper described the incident as "Angry women undressed the man and cut his penis off with a knife and chopped it into small pieces like pork."
- On March 4, 2001, in Hong Kong, Chu Chi-lik, 41 years old, was drugged by his 42-year-old wife Lam Yuk-kam and his penis severed due to his infidelity. The penis was reattached.
- Om November 9, 2001, in Hong Kong, 27-year-old Poon Shuk-yee used a paper cutter to sever her 35-year-old lover Chan Chi-keung's penis while they were engaged in sexual activity, since Chan wanted to break up. A reattachment operation was performed on Chan and it was successful. Poon was sentenced to four and a half years in prison.
- On December 2001, in Hong Kong, after a man's penis was severed by his wife; she was sentenced to four years in prison.
- In 2002 in Hong Kong, 30-year-old Lai Kwok-fai was asleep when his 46-year-old girlfriend Chan Lai-ching used scissors to cut at his penis. His foreskin was cut off and he was stitched at the hospital.
- On May 31, 2002, Haizhu District, China, Liu Ying cut off her husband Zhang's penis with a pair of scissors. She was sentenced to five years in prison.
- On July 10, 2002, in Guangdong, China, Mo Mou cut off her husband Lu's penis with scissors then flushed the penis down the toilet. Lu was sexually disabled permanently.
- On July 22, 2002, Hunan Province, China, a 28-year-old woman, Xie Mouju (born on August 27, 1974 in Yuanling County, Hunan) drugged her husband Lu Yinchun, then tied him up in bed, and severed his penis with a kitchen knife. He then bled to death.
- On September 22, 2002, Futian, Shenzhen, China, a 30-year-old man named He Xiaohong was asleep when his penis was severed by his wife Jiang Haiyun with a knife. She had drugged his water and fled for over 12 hours before returning the penis, which she had taken. The penis suffered from necrosis and was entirely blackened, so it could not be reattached. She had learned from her cousin, who attempted to cut off her husband's penis with scissors, only for it to be reattached, that it had to be completely separated for a long period of time to prevent reattachment. The operation to reattach it was unsuccessful, so, although he recovered, he was left with only his testicles. He described his life as "living death". The couple was from Shaoyang, Hunan. His injuries were qualified as disabling.
- In 2003, China, Wuxi in Jiangsu province a man had his penis cut off by his wife.
- On February 12, 2003, China, Liu Yeqing (pseudonym) cut off her 30-year-old boyfriend Chun Xiong's penis with a fruit knife. It was reattached at a hospital.
- On April 2003, in Shihlin, Taipei, Taiwan, a Chinese Filipino man named Tsai was sleeping when his 46-year-old wife Virginia severed his penis. She fled to the Philippines after she flushed his penis in the toilet. The lack of an extradition treaty between Taiwan and the Philippines hampered Taiwan's request for the Philippines to hand over Virginia. Tsai was taken to the hospital by their 17-year-old son, where he was treated by doctors and survived. The chief surgeon Hung Cheng-sheng said that "he is traumatized because only 2.5 centimetres of his penis is left and he won't be able to have sex again".
- On May 4, 2003, Huadu District, Guangzhou, China, Zhang cut off her lover Lai's penis with a kitchen knife and placed it into a pot of boiling water, which prevented reattachment. She was concerned about his relations with other women. Lai was left permanently disabled.
- On June 9, 2003, in Fuzhou, Fujian, China, Chen cut off her boyfriend's penis with a pair of scissors and threw it in the trash. The penis was reattached.
- On July 2, 2003, in Shanghai, China, a woman Liu Li bit her 27-year-old boyfriend Wang Lin's penis, completely severing the corpus cavernosum penis, leaving a small bit of skin. She brought him to the hospital with his pants stained with blood.
- On July 11, 2003, in Dongfang, Hainan, China, a woman used a fruit knife to cut off the penis of her 40-year-old husband Huang.
- On August 14, 2003, Guangzhou, China, a woman cut off the penis of her 52-year-old husband. The penis was reattached.
- On August 30, 2003, in Zhangjiagang, China, a woman surnamed Yin from Henan cut off her 30-year-old husband Jiang Chen's penis with scissors. He was also from Henan.
- On September 17, 2003, Nanjing, China, a 44-year-old woman cut off her husband's penis with a pair of scissors.
- In September, 2003, an 18-year old student from Halle, Germany, cut off his own penis and tongue with a pair of garden shears, whilst under the influence of the hallucinogenic plant "Angel's Trumpets". Physicians were not able to reattach either organ.
- On December 18, 2003, China, a public hearing was held against a woman called Yang who cut off her husband's penis.
- On December 25, 2003, in Singapore a 22-year-old Indonesian maid, Suharti Sumito, was sentenced by Judge Kow Keng Siong to prison for 18 months after she used a knife to cut the penis of a 2-year-old Chinese boy, leaving an injury 2 cm in length on September 1 in a condominium in Bukit Timah. The wound was stitched. She had cut chicken with the knife before she cut the boy. The boy suffered permanent disability. The knife was 10 cm.
- In 2003, in western India, it was reported by NDTV that Parkeet Manjhi had his penis cut off by four women after he turned down an offer from them for sex. His penis was reattached at a Mumbai hospital. The police reported this was the third such incident in two years.
- On June 12, 2006, in Hong Kong, a 5 month old Chinese boy was injured when a maid almost severed his penis, cutting a ring around the penis's circumference, which resulted in severe bleeding. The child was treated at the hospital and the maid was given a sentence of up to two years in jail.
- On October 5, 2006, in Nanjing, China, a Chinese man named Li Gengbao was sleeping when his wife Yao Fengfang severed his penis; he woke up after feeling pain and begged her to take him to the hospital and return his penis, which she was holding. She then flung his penis out of a window, at which point a dog which belonged to a neighbor ate the penis. Li drove himself to the hospital where he was treated, but there was no reattachment since the dog ate the penis. After she saw his taxi at his ex-wife's house Yao accused Li of infidelity. Yao was given a three-year sentence. Li's sexual life was permanently destroyed.
- On April 10, 2007, in Tanglang New Village, Xili Subdistrict, Nanshan District of Shenzhen, China, a 28 year old Chinese man from Hunan province named Yi was tied up to his bed by his girlfriend Wang, who then used scissors to slice his penis off and flushed it down the toilet. Wang was 24 years old, and from Xinyang, Henan province and the couple were both migrant workers. Yi allowed Wang to restrain him by tying him up as an apology after he beat her, pleading with her to forgive him, during an argument over a pictures of other girls which Wang found on a phone which belonged to Yi. Wang had dared Yi to beat her while they were yelling. She asked him who the girls on his phone were, and when he told her that they were his girlfriends she cut his entire penis off at the base. The couple had one daughter, born in 2002. There was no reattachment operation since the penis could not be retrieved from the toilet. Only 1.5 cm of his penis from the base remained, with the rest cut off. Functions such as urination were restored by surgery, but his ability to have sex was permanently destroyed. Wang was given a light sentence of five years, after the court accepted her arguments that she was abused.
- On October 8, 2008, in Zhanjiang, Guangdong province, China, after a 29-year-old Chinese man named Luo engaged in sexual intercourse with his 25-year-old girlfriend Huang, his penis was severed with a fruit knife by Huang because he was cheating on her with multiple girlfriends. She threw the penis into a sugarcane field where the police retrieved it while he was treated at the hospital.
- On July 8, 2009, in Leqing, Zhejiang, China, a Chinese sailor named Nan was asleep when his wife used a kitchen knife to sever his penis. She cleaned the knife and left money for their daughter before turning herself in. She had quarreled with him and accused him of infidelity, and was given 13 years in jail. The penis was flushed down a toilet and not reattached.
- On April 11, 2011, in Dubai, UAE, an Emirati man, 77 years old, had his penis cut off by his 26-year-old Bangladeshi maid, J.N. She used a razor and claimed he had raped her. Both of them were charged with crimes.
- On July 12, 2011, in Dongguan, Guangdong, China, a Chinese man, Liang Quan, 24 years old, was asleep when his 31-year-old girlfriend Yin used a knife to sever most of his penis, because Liang wanted to break up with her since his family didn't approve of her. He lost a massive amount of blood, and most of the penis was severed with a small amount of it still connected. It was reattached but his ability to have sex was severely impaired.
- On July 13, 2011 in Garden Grove, California USA 48-year-old real estate agent Catherine Kieu Becker cut off the penis of her estranged husband and destroyed it in the kitchen garbage disposal.
- On April 5, 2012, in Nghi Loc district, Nghe An province, Vietnam, a Vietnamese man named Vo Van T who hugged his neighbor Nghia's wife was attacked and his penis cut off by Nghia, who was furious over seeing Vo hug his 29 year old wife. Vo was brought to Hanoi's Vietnam-Germany Hospital for a reattachment operation.
- On August 2012, in Vietnam, Dong Thap province, Tan Kieu commune, three Vietnamese boys were bitten by a penis eating fish. On August 5 Nguyen Huu Thien, seven years old, had nearly all of his penis bitten off, and on August 9, Nguyen Hoan Hao, four years old, had half of his penis bitten off. Their penises were reattached at a hospital. They both had been swimming in the Kenh Giua River. The hospital did not release information on the third boy who had his penis bitten off. It was speculated that the fish were either white pomfrets or blowfish.
- On September 23, 2012, in Ho Chi Minh city, Vietnam, a 44 year old Vietnamese man severed his own penis to show his wife he was not having extramarital affairs, after she refused to have sex with him because she suspected him of cheating. The penis was reattached at People's Hospital 115.
- On November 13, 2012, in Zhuji, China, a 36 year old Chinese man surnamed Chen from Guizhou was attacked by a woman who used a knife to cut off his penis while he was asleep. Chen called his wife for help, and he was then sent to Hangzhou plastic surgery hospital where his penis was reattached.
- On December 20, 2012, in Hong Kong, it was reported that a Chinese man was drugged with rat poison by his wife, who severed his penis and flushed it down the toilet. The woman also killed their two sons by poison and suffocation before attempting suicide, because of her husband's adultery.
- On December 26, 2012, in Chai Wan, Hong Kong, a 32-year-old Chinese man surnamed Zhou from Hubei was attacked by his girlfriend, who used scissors to nearly slice his penis off and beat him to death with a hammer while he was asleep. Their daughter witnessed the attack and the woman was arrested.
- On May 13, 2013, in Shanghai, a Chinese man surnamed Gu has his penis severed by his wife, surnamed Zhang, who coaxed him into bed under the pretense of sex, where she hid the scissors used to cut off his penis in the mattress. While Gu was treated at a hospital, the penis could not be reattached, and Zhang explained that she did it because he had extramarital affairs and took a woman home on that day. The Songjiang District People's Court ordered her imprisoned for three years.
- On May 17, 2013, in Cornwall, United Kingdom, a 43-year-old man believed to be suffering from mental instability, removed his own penis using a kitchen knife whilst standing in the middle of a street in his hometown of Penryn. The man collapsed, bleeding heavily, and was admitted to hospital with "non life-threatening" injuries. One of the witnesses to the incident, later found the man's penis in his garden.
- On June 7, 2013, in Shanghai, China, a 35-year-old Chinese man surnamed Han was awakened when his wife Zhang used scissors to sever his entire penis all the way to the base, which left him in excruciating pain. Zhang then flushed the penis down a toilet. She did it because Han threatened to divorce her, and she wanted to stop him from remarrying since she feared a stepmother would mistreat their two sons. Zhang used a 20 cm long pair of sharp scissors to sever the penis. She was six years younger than Han. Even after Han had surgery to restore his urethra, he is now forced to squat when urinating. Han forgave her and she was released on bail. Three months later, with Han still wanting a divorce, Zhang used crushed sleeping pills to drug his milk and then cut off the rest of his genitalia with scissors and flushed it down the toilet, leaving Han screaming in pain. Zhang then turned herself in and summoned an ambulance. Han's genitalia were completely cut off.
- On July 16, 2013, in Baysour, Lebanon, a family severed the penis of a sunni Muslim man who eloped with their daughter. The man was tricked to come for a reconciliation meeting, when he was kidnapped, beaten, and had his penis severed and his testicles crushed.
- On September 21, 2013, in Guangdong province, China a 1-year-old Chinese boy was attacked by a 47-year-old woman surnamed Lee, who completely severed his penis with a knife. The penis was reattached at a hospital but the boy had to undergo another surgery after complications, since severe damage was inflicted on the blood vessels, urethra, and nerves.
- On October 5, 2013, in Changsha, Hunan province, China, a 31 year old Chinese man named Guo Jian (pseudonym) was asleep when his 28 year old wife Li Hong (pseudonym) used scissors to cut off his penis. Li turned herself in to the police after hiding with the penis for 40 hours, by which time it was too late to reattach the penis when she handed it over. Guo was treated at the hospital. Li cut his penis off since they argued over what surname their newborn son should have and since Li had given birth and could not have sex with Guo, she thought he was having extramarital affairs. Li was placed under "residential surveillance" by the police in order for her to care for her newborn baby. Li had carried the penis in a bag while she was hiding. The severed penis stored frozen in a freezer at the hospital since it could not be reattached. Doctors were forced to perform debridement surgery after which only 2 inches of the root of his penis were left, with skin missing.
- On January 29, 2014, in Minhang District, Shanghai, China, a 30 year old Chinese man surnamed Xia, from Anhui province was unconscious and drunk when his 40 year old girlfriend, surnamed Tu, from Sichuan, severed his penis with a knife, because she thought he was going to end their relationship since he purchased only one train ticket for himself to return home. Xia's parents were against their relationship, and Xia was nine years younger than Tu.< While Xia sent Tu to the hospital, she placed his severed penis in a thermos with boiling water. The penis was cooked after being boiled and could not be reattached.
- On February 27, 2014, in Vietnam, Hai Phong, a Vietnamese man who was 21 years old cut off his own penis with a razor after taking methamphetamine. The penis was reattached.
- On March 13, 2014, in South Bank, Middlesbrough, United Kingdom, a 40-year-old man (Kelvin 'Kelly' Hewitt) was found wandering along the A66 road at 4.30 am in a distressed state. After three months, no charges were ever brought and no explanation was ever given (nor complaint file) by Hewitt, and police—offering no explanation—declared the case "closed." The missing penis was not found so could not be reattached.
- On April 8, 2014, in Vietnam, Tien Giang Province, a Vietnamese man severed his own penis and threw it into a canal because he was angry at his wife. He was treated and stitched up at a hospital, but the missing penis could not be reattached.
- On April 16, 2014, rapper Christ Bearer severed his own penis and jumped from a second floor balcony.
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