Dedicated to Ending Circumcision

Doctors Opposing Circumcision (D.O.C.) is dedicated to ending routine, non-therapeutic circumcision – the genital cutting of infants. Babies are born with perfectly designed genitalia, and no one has the right to inflict this unnecessary procedure on them as they grow – for any reason.

We endeavor to raise awareness and challenge prevailing opinion. We provide support and guidance to parents and medical providers who wish to make honest and thoughtful decisions, regardless of tradition or cultural pressures. D.O.C. envisions a world where children are protected from unnecessary genital reduction surgeries and are free to develop as nature intended. And with your support, we will get there.

Did you know?

  • Aside from the United States, no other country in the world routinely circumcises its baby boys for non-religious reasons.
  • The foreskin is perfectly normal, healthy tissue that plays an important role in sexuality.
  • Circumcision has no justifiable benefits and is in fact harmful – from pain and suffering, to surgical botches, to reduced maternal-child bonding.
  • Medical authorities throughout the world consider circumcision medically unnecessary and unethical.

Join us. Together we can stop this practice.

We welcome parents who wish to protect their infants, and those who feel remorseful about circumcising their children. We welcome doctors who no longer wish to perform this unnecessary and harmful surgery, healthcare professionals who wish to support parents, and men aggrieved by their circumcisions. Join us and take a stand to stop circumcision. Do it for the children.


Circumcision and SIDS

January 2019: New study links circumcision to sudden infant death syndrome. Read more.

American Circumcision movie

Doctors Opposing Circumcision is proud to support the new feature-length documentary “American Circumcision.” This award-winning film has recently been released on Netflix for easy public access. Balanced, informative, and impactful, this film is a must-see for everyone! For more information on the film click here.


For Professionals

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For Parents

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“I believe the time has come to acknowledge that the practice of routine circumcision rests on the absurd premise that the only mammal in creation born in the condition that requires
immediate surgical correction is the human male.”
Thomas Szasz, M.D.