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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 — R.F. of New York

R.F., a proud mother of 2 intact boys, is the first and only parent in her large Jewish family to keep her sons intact. The following is a letter she wrote to her cousins who were expecting a boy and had recently been persuaded by a mohel to go forward with the...

Voices — Brad Christensen

My story with circumcision began as most did: in infancy, when I was restrained against my will and mutilated. I grew up from that into a difficult child. I was easily angered and I clearly remember the more aggressive version of myself where I would hit people, not...

Voices — “One Happy Family”

Several years ago a young Hispanic couple moved into temporary housing in our neighbors' basement in Northern Virginia. Neither my wife nor I had a chance to speak to the couple in the first few days after they moved in, but one morning I noticed that the very...

Voices — A.L.

I was first introduced to circumcision and became aware that it happened to me when I was almost eleven years old. Immediately, it bothered me that someone changed something about my penis when I was a baby and could not give my permission. I rediscovered the topic...

Voices — Sarah Zeimet

Hello my name is Sarah, I am 29 years old, I have 2 healthy children (2 & 4), and I was born and raised in Wisconsin which is where we currently reside. Both of my pregnancies were healthy and full term, my second was a boy. We didn't find out gender until birth so...