Circumcision Resource Center – Male Circumcision Education and Healing

Circumcision Resource Center is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit educational organization with the purpose of informing the public and professionals about the practice of male circumcision. Our mission is to raise awareness and facilitate healing. Since 1991, the Center has been a valuable source of male circumcision information for parents and children’s advocates; childbirth educators and allied professionals; medical, mental health, and academic people; Jews; and others.

Our Directors and Professional Advisory Board members consist of researchers and clinicians in the fields of medicine, mental health, and social science. Ronald Goldman, Ph.D., is the Executive Director. We are pleased to have participated in over 200 television, radio, magazine, and newspaper interviews and have contributed to many books, periodicals, and newspapers. We also provide consultation, counseling, and referrals and lectures, seminars, and publications. Also see Dr. Goldman’s speaking program website about other early childhood cultural practices and their effects on individuals and society.

Attitudes toward circumcision are changing because of new awareness. As a result, there is growing concern about this often misunderstood genital surgery. If you are considering circumcision for a child, please take the time read our information. Your child’s physical, sexual, and emotional health depend on your being informed.

Male Circumcision Information Summary


Psychological Factors

Psychological factors affect every aspect of circumcision, including who chooses to study it, what questions are studied and what questions are ignored; which studies are approved for publication and which studies are rejected; what circumcision information is communicated to parents and what circumcision information is withheld from parents; what recommendations are made by policy committees and what recommendations are ignored; and what circumcision information is reported in the media and what information is withheld from the public.


Hear Interviews with Ronald Goldman, Ph.D.


See Videos of Ronald Goldman, Ph.D. on Circumcision Harm and Communication.

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Circumcision: Over 100 Known Complications and Risks

Circumcision Effects on the Brain


Special Article

How Male Circumcision Harms Women

co-woLearn about the hidden negative psychological and sexual effects of circumcision and how these effects harm women in relationships with men. This article is based on research reports in the medical and psychological literature. Also see Male Circumcision: A Factor in Violence Against Women?


Personal Essays

Confessions of a Circumcised Man

Male Circumcision

A revealing account of how color-blindness relates to circumcision, and recognition of sexual loss leads to a difficult path of self-discovery.


A Mother Discovers Her Strength Talking to Her Husband about Circumcision

This website helped open her eyes.

A Mother’s Story: My Son Cried, “I Want My Foreskin Back!”

She held him and affirmed his feelings.