Circumcision Resource Center – Male Circumcision Education and Healing


Circumcision Facts Based on Professional Literature

  • Circumcision is extremely painful and traumatic and causes some infants to go into shock. Consequently, it results in behavioral and neurological changes. No anesthetic effectively prevents circumcision pain. See Infant Responses to Circumcision.
  • Circumcision is associated with over 100 different potential complications and risks. For example, they include heavy bleeding, infection, surgical injury, and in rare cases, death. See Circumcision: Over 100 Known Complications and Risks.
  • The foreskin on the average adult male is about 12 of highly erogenous tissue. It protects the head of the penis, enhances sexual pleasure, and facilitates intercourse. See Functions of the Foreskin.
  • No national medical organization in the world recommends circumcision. Furthermore, fourteen international organizations have policies that oppose circumcision. See Circumcision Policies of International Organizations.
  • Circumcision is associated with erectile dysfunction in the medical literature. For example, a preliminary study found that circumcised men were 4.5 times more likely to use an erectile dysfunction drug. See Circumcision Removes the Most Sensitive Parts of the Penis and Studies on Circumcision. Look for a study title: “Circumcision is Associated with Adult Difficulty in Identifying and Expressing Feelings.”

For more important facts about circumcision, see Male Circumcision Information Summary


Great news!!! We completed legal documents and submitted them to the Massachusetts Court to challenge the Medicaid Office about payments for infant circumcisions that violate State and Federal laws requiring Medicaid payments to be only for medically necessary services!!! For more information, please visit this link!  


Psychological Factors

Psychological and cultural factors affect the claims and beliefs of potential “benefits” of circumcision. Such factors include what circumcision information is communicated to American parents and what circumcision information is withheld. Other factors include what statements are made by American policy committees and what statements are ignored. In addition, what circumcision information is reported in American media and what information is withheld from the public is a cultural factor.


Circumcision Video 


Interviews with Ronald Goldman, PhD, Executive Director, Psychologist, Speaker, Author



See Speaking Videos of Ronald Goldman, PhD on Circumcision

International Audience

Facilitate Communication and Social Change

Extended Unedited Interview on Various Topics in Six Parts


Circumcision: Over 100 Known Complications and Risks


Circumcision Effects on the Brain


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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.