Psychology Today Circumcision Series

During the months of September and October, Psychology Today, will be running a six part series on circumcision. Covering commonly held myths in North America, as well as social, sexual, medical and psychological aspects of male genital cutting, and ethical and economic concerns, this series promises to be research-based and up to date. The articles will be published under the direction of Dr. Darcia Narvaez, Ph.D., who serves as an Associate Professor of Psychology, and the Director of the Collaborative for Ethical Education at the University of Notre Dame. We encourage readers to investigate all parts in the series and continue your research to further your education and understanding of male circumcision in North America today.

Psychology Today: Circumcision Series

Part 1: Myths About Circumcision You Likely Believe

Part 2: More Circumcision Myths You May Believe: Hygiene and STDs

Part 3: Circumcision: Social, Sexual, Psychological Realities

Part 4: Circumcision Ethics and Economics

Part 5: What Is the Greatest Danger for an Uncircumcised Boy?

Part 6: Why Continue to Harm Boys from the Ignorance of Male Anatomy

2/7/12 Update: Dr. Gad Saad published a piece with Psychology Today also covering circumcision. See: Male Circumcision and Quality of Sex Life (For Both Sexes)

9/16/12 Update: Dr. Narvaez covers ethical issues in pediatric medicine, pointing out concerns with the crisis in healthy baby sleep and genital autonomy: What Happened to Ethics in Pediatric Medicine?

For books written by Darcia Narvaez, and contact information, find her here at Psychology Today.

Also by Narvaez at

Where Are All the Happy Babies?

The Dangers of Crying It Out

Additional information on the prepuce (foreskin), intact care and circumcision at Are You Fully Informed?

Request a circumcision information pack of research materials here.


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