Jim Bigelow, Ph.D.[a 1], (died 4 December 2019), intactivist, is the author of The Joy of Uncircumcising, one of the first books on the topic of foreskin restoration. Bigelow revised and updated duplicated material from BUFF's sheets in 1990; he established the UNCircumcising Information and Resources Centers (UNCIRC) in California in 1991, and wrote his book The Joy of Uncircumcising! in 1992. Since then the book has been reviewed in JAMA (The Journal of the American Medical Association), Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, and various men's movement publications such as Journeyman and Mentor.
In June 1994, Jim Bigelow decided to incorporate UNCIRC under NORM.
Jim Bigelow has led a diverse professional life as a professor, therapist, clergyman and author. He earned his doctorate in psychology at Claremont Graduate School and served as a Professor of Psychology at Whittier College. He has also lectured abroad extensively and pastored several Evangelical churches. He was the father of two grown children and lived with his wife in California.
- Bigelow, Jim (1994): The Joy of Uncircumcising!: Exploring Circumcision: History, Myths, Psychology, Restoration, Sexual Pleasure, and Human Rights, 2. edition, Hourglass Book Pub, ISBN 978-0934061223.
- Bigelow J. Uncircumcising: undoing the effects of an ancient practice in a modern world. Mothering. June 1994; (Summer 1994): 56-61. Retrieved 6 December 2019.
- Health: They took my foreskin and I want it back, The Independent, Cherrill Hicks, 1993-08-03
Doctor of Philosophy, Wikipedia. Retrieved 16 June 2021. (Also abbreviated as D.Phil.)
- (19 December 2019).
Longtime Activist and Author Jim Bigelow Passes Away.