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desex

(dē-sĕks′)
tr.v. de·sexed, de·sexing, de·sexes
To remove part or all of the reproductive organs of; neuter.
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"We appeal to the relevant ministries in Bahrain yet again, please tighten the regulations allowing the importation of dogs and cats for breeding and introduce some sort of subsidised desexing policy for pets and stray animals, maybe linked to a pet owners' license scheme which will provide funding and revenue for the enactment of such a scheme."
Phalen said one of Australia's largest islands, Kangaroo Island, located off the coast of Adelaide, is undertaking population control methods like desexing and hormone control because the 25,000 koala population has grown so significantly.
Mayone Stycos wrote an excellent piece called "Desexing Birth Control." (1) Stycos reminded us that the purpose of contraception is to permit people to enjoy the pleasures of sex without the consequence of pregnancy, and he regretted to note that while "modern advertising has spent the last half century infusing the subject of sex into areas where it has no business, family planners have been busily eradicating sex from the one place where it uniquely belongs." (l)(P 292)
In other words, Lucy is allowed to remain a member of society but only through this desexing or disembodiment.