Preview: An eye on... sex
Tuesday 23 December 1997
Self-abuse: A man in Fairfield, California, who claimed that a woman called Brenda had cut off his penis has now admitted that he did it himself. Alan Hall would not disclose the reasons for the act, or why he described the imaginary attacker to the police. Doctors were unable to reattach the organ. Mr Hall is a pipe-fitter.
Condoms: Kaestner-Versand, the company that supplied, by mail order, most of the condoms used in communist East Germany, has announced that it is closing. Competition from western companies since re-unification has reduced orders to a trickle.
Life & Style blogs
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Doctors to trial 29-point checklist for elderly patients facing 'unavoidable' death
British Muslim leaders outraged after Eric Pickles says followers of Islam should 'prove their identity'
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Nigel Farage: NHS might have to be replaced by private health insurance
Billy Crystal: 'Stop shoving gay sex scenes in my face'
French court convicts three over homophobic tweets, in case hailed as a 'significant victory' by LGBT rights campaigners
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