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Each circumcision impact story is a priceless gift when shared with others who may be going through something similar. No matter what role circumcision has played in your life, your experiences matter, which is why we created the “Voices” series. Your experience, your story shared with the public, will help America to reach a tipping point.

Personal experiences bring the issue into focus: the parents who questioned medical practice and prevailed (or, perhaps, did not); the midwife who used to perform circumcisions, but stopped; circumcised men or their partners dealing with sexual problems resulting from an involuntary surgery that took place decades ago; the regret mom who rejected advice of friends to spare her son from the procedure, or who consented to her son’s circumcision out of concern for her husband’s feelings.

Our writers wonder what does circumcision mean, what does uncircumcised mean, how much is a foreskin worth, and what happens after circumcision?

Perhaps it is a story about how the circumcision debate disrupted family relationships, or actually brought people closer together. Or maybe you’ve questioned circumcision for a long time, but just recently started speaking out and want to talk about how it’s going. All of their voices should be heard.

Interested in telling your story? Send an email to [email protected] giving us a brief summary of what you would like to write about. Each story is about 500 words. You can write it, or with the help of our Voices editor Sally Parker.

Voices – Dusty Drake

Intact America interviewed Dusty Drake (they/she) following her heartwarming and open TikTok account of their circumcision complications. A transcript of the interview and her video follows.  How did you discover Intact America and what does the intactivist movement...

Voices — James F. Verrees, M.D., FACOG

During my Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency, I had the opportunity to learn newborn circumcision. Because of the frequency of the procedure, I agreed to the training. Yes, the Siren on the rocks of "cultural normalcy" called me. Immediately prior to the training, I...

Voices — Friendships

I think a lot about friendship these days. Becoming an intactivist eight years ago really changed how I interact with the world—not because I fear rejection, but because I know what I believe is sound and resolute—and this has had a profound impact on my friendships....

Voices — V.R.

I was circumcised twice—first when I was born and again as a revision when I was about 5 years old. This has haunted me ever since. I clearly remember the second circumcision—surrounded by doctors all looking at me. I was scared and cold, and my mom had left the room....

Voices – RHF

I was born in 1944 in a small town in central Ohio. I learned early on that my penis was different than most boys'. In elementary school, going to the bathroom for No. 1 was like "show all, tell all." I was still too young to have retracted my foreskin naturally to...