Buying Baby Foreskin?


by Phallusy

Have you ever wondered what happens to all of those foreskins after circumcision? Would you be surprised if I told you that hospitals have been selling discarded foreskins to private bio-research laboraties and pharmaceutical companies? You will be even more surprised when I tell you exactly where that precious, densely innervated tissue ends up!

Human foreskin is in great demand and equals multi-million dollar profits for bio-medical research and pharmaceutical companies. Why? Human flesh is a required raw research material for bio-medical companies in order to create many medical products from growing new tissue to use as skin grafts for burn patients, to creating new eyelids and used in the production of insulin. Foreskin is an ideal tissue because the young flesh grows better, is likely to be free of disease, and is a consistently and readily available resource.

Human foreskin also contains all of the things that we lose as we age, growth factors, amino acids, proteins, collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid, and there is an endless stream of companies ready to capitalize on that fact. It has become the active secret ingredient in many face creams as well as used for collagen for those lovely plump kissers you see on many models and actors. That's right, the next time you see that youthful glow and ample pout, you'll know that baby penis made it all possible.

The key ingredient in SkinMedica's 'fountain of youth' anti-wrinkle cream, which is called TNS recovery complex, has been highly touted by Oprah and many other celebrities. I bet. On a mothering.com discussion, it was asked, "If the cream was made from the bi-product of baby Afro-American clitoral skin, would Oprah still be promoting it?" I doubt it. When asked of the smell, Barbara Blair says, "It's disgusting. It's got a sour smell to it that makes you want to gag, but you get used to it."

Now that you know the motive behind the cutting of your children's foreskin, it is important for you to know what's at stake. Circumcision removes about 50% of the skin of the penis, with that, he loses length and circumference and the mechanical action of being able to 'slide' in and out of itself, a highly pleasurable function for a man and his partner. It also removes the frenar ridged band which is the primary erogenous zone of the male body along with meissner's corpuscles and branches of the dorsal nerve, 20,000 fine-touch receptors and specialized erotogenic nerve endings. Rich with sexually responsive tissue, loss of this reduces the fullness and intensity of sexual response. The circumcised male also loses part of his immunological system and function in the soft mucosa which produces plasma cells, these cells secrete immunoglobulin antibodies as well as antibacterial and antiviral proteins, including the pathogen killing enzyme lysozyme. Langerhans cells, a special immunological set of cells that are a front line of defense against disease and has recently been shown to produce langerin, which actually kills HIV, is also, you guessed it, lost. The lost list includes but is not limited to: frenulum, dartos fascia, lymphatic vessels, estrogen receptors, apocrine glands, sebaceous glands, natural glans coloration, blood vessels, and sometimes even the entire penis.

According to norm.org, circumcision performed during infancy disrupts the bonding process between child and mother. There are indications that the innate sense of trust in intimate human contact is inhibited or lost. It can also have significant adverse effects on neurological development. Additionally, an infant's self-confidence and hardiness is diminished by forcing the newborn victim into a defensive psychological state of "learned helplessness" or "acquired passivity" to cope with the excruciating pain which he can neither fight nor flee. The trauma of this early pain lowers a circumcised boy's pain threshold below that of intact boys and girls. Too often, some boys even lose their lives as a result of circumcision... it only takes a small amount of blood lost in such a tiny body to send the newborn in shock. Recently, a boy died from heart attack and loss of oxygen he experienced during the procedure.

So what do YOU get out of this? Big pharma gets big profits, the child gets tortured in an unimaginable way, stripping him of the best part of his body, and YOU actually PAY for it! Whether you think you do or not, if you pay taxes, you are paying for circumcisions! What? Yes, you heard me right, you or your insurance company pay the doctor (if not directly, you will end up paying indirectly!) to strap down newborn baby boys while their foreskin is brutally ripped away from the glans and sliced off, with little or no effective pain relief, then the foreskins are sold for the production of miracle wrinkle creams and collagen injections that earn BILLIONS of dollars in profit each year. And that poor baby, well, he TOTALLY gets shafted, er... shall I say, DE-shafted, in this deal... all that profit on his loss and he doesn't even get so much as a trust fund for college or a way to pay for a surgical restoration. He doesn't even get a SAY! Heck, even the models and actors make money out of this deal... that fresh, ageless skin and juicy lips help earn them an extra killing out of the additional ten years of work. (If it is true that it takes 10 years off!)

Circumcision is big business, when considering that a SINGLE foreskin can bring in $100,000 in profit, there is no question about why circumcisions are still being performed in America despite the fact that no major medical association in the world recommends it.

As Paul M. Fliess MD states in the Case Against Circumcision, "Parents should be wary of anyone who tries to retract their child's foreskin, and especially wary of anyone who wants to cut it off."

IF YOU ARE NOT ENRAGED, YOU ARE NOT PAYING ATTENTION!!


Face Cream's secret ingredient:
www.nbc10.com/health/1808693/detail.html

Harvesting Foreskins for commercial use:
www.alternet.org/envirohealth/47421/

Human Foreskins are Big Business for Cosmetics:
www.associatedcontent.com/article/146761/human_foreskins_are_big_business_for.html

"Dr. Wexler told us the factors are engineered from human foreskin!"
www.oprah.com/health/beauty/health_beauty_treatments.jhtml

Abstract of a research paper on using foreskins
"...fibroblast cultures are established from freshly harvested neonatal foreskin tissue"
www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?cmd=Retrieve&db=PubMed&list_uids=11858954&dopt=Abstract

Where do all the foreskins go?
www.norm-uk.org/where_do_foreskins_go.html

Foreskins for Sale:
www.foreskin.org/f4sale.htm

Near the bottom of the page - "Injectable collagen derived from newborn foreskin":
www.msnbc.com/modules/cosmetic_surgery/injectables/content.asp?p=all

Buy your own culture of Epidermal keratinocytes derived from neonatal foreskins:
ccr.coriell.org/Sections/Search/NHFK.aspx?Ref=NHFK&PgId=202

This commercial biomedical company sells foreskin-derived cell cultures(Search for Foreskin):
www.cascadebio.com/

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Here are some additional companies that use infant foreskin(compiled by Joseph Lewis on Times Live NZ  http://www.timeslive.co.za/ilive/2011/08/10/interest-in-circumcision-more-than-foreskin-deep)

Organogenesis
Organogenesis is a corporation based in Canton, MA.[1] They profit from Apligraf, which is a synthetic skin created from harvested foreskins.[1] Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp. has global marketing rights to Apligraf. 
Call for increase of foreskin harvesting
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WE MUST BE ABLE TO OBTAIN ADEQUATE SOURCES OF SUPPLY   We manufacture Apligraf for commercial sale, as well as for use in clinical trials, at our Canton, Massachusetts facility. Among the fundamental raw materials needed to manufacture Apligraf are keratinocyte and fibroblast cells. Because these cells are derived from donated infant foreskin, they may contain human-borne pathogens. We perform extensive testing of the cells for pathogens, including the HIV or "AIDS" virus. Our inability to obtain cells of adequate purity, or cells that are pathogen-free, would limit our ability to manufacture sufficient quantities of our products." 

-- Organogensis, 2001 Annual Report (Delaware: Organogenesis, 2001), p.8.
References
↑ 1.0 1.1 "Headquarters". Organogenesis.http://sec.edgar-online.com/organogenesis-inc/10-k-annual-report/2001/04/02/Section2.aspx  Retrieved 2011-03-06. "The corporate headquarters and manufacturing facility are located in Canton, Massachusetts."  

Dermagraft-TC 
Dermagraft-TC which is an artifical skin created from harvested foreskins from infant circumcision.[1] It is made and sold by Advanced Tissue Sciences (ATS), which is a corporation based in La Jolla, CA. Dermagraft-TC is FDA approved,[2][3] and it sells for about $3,000 per square foot; one foreskin contains enough genetic material to grow 250,000 square feet of skin.[4] 
References
1.↑ "Dermagraft-TC: Overview". Advanced Biohealing, Inc..http://www.dermagraft.com/about/overview/. Retrieved 2011-03-06. "Dermagraft is manufactured from human fibroblast cells derived from newborn foreskin tissue."  
2.↑ "Dermagraft-TC". MediLexicon.http://www.medilexicon.com/drugs/dermagraft-tc.php#GeneralInformation. Retrieved 2011-03-06. "...fibroblast-derived temporary skin substitute for the treatment of partial-thickness burns that has been approved for marketing by the FDA."  
3.↑ "Advanced Tissue Sciences' temporary wound covering Dermagraft-TC approved for marketing by FDA". Transplant News. 2007-03-28. http://www.highbeam.com/doc/1G1-47248437.html. Retrieved 2011-03-06. "...the Food and Drug Administration has approved Dermagraft-TC for marketing, making it the first human fibroblast-derived temporary skin substitute to be approved."  
4.↑ Circumcision. Daecher M. Icon 1998;2(2):70-3.

Apligraf
 Apligraf is a synthetic skin created from harvested foreskins.[1] It is FDA approved,[2] and it is made and sold by Organogenesis, which a corporation based in Canton, MA. Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp. has global marketing rights to Apligraf. 
References
1.↑ "Apligraf: How Is It Made?". Organogenesis.http://www.apligraf.com/professional/what_is_apligraf/how_is_it_made/. Retrieved 2011-03-06. "Human keratinocytes and fibroblasts are derived from neonatal foreskins"  
2.↑ "Apligraf". Organogenesis.http://www.organogenesis.com/products/bioactive_woundhealing/apligraf.html. Retrieved 2011-03-06. "Apligraf® is the first bio-engineered cell based product to receive FDA approval (in 1998)."  
 
AlloDerm
AlloDerm(R) which is a skin graft created from harvested infant foreskins.[1] It is approved by the FDA[2] and it is made and sold by LifeCell Corporation (Nasdaq:LIFC), which is a corporation based in Branchburg, NJ.[3] 
References
1.↑ "LifeCell Research Demonstrates Potential". Business Wire. 1995-05-16.http://www.highbeam.com/doc/1G1-16828845.html. Retrieved 2011-03-06. "...the culturing of human neonatal foreskin keratinocytes..."  
2.↑ "AlloDerm®Tissue Matrix defined". LifeCell Corporation. http://www.lifecell.com/alloderm-regenerative-tissue-matrix/95/. Retrieved 2011-03-06. "...screened and tested according to FDA regulations..."  
3.↑ "Index". LifeCell Corporation. http://www.lifecell.com. Retrieved 2011-03-06.
 

Advanced Tissue Sciences
Advanced Tissue Sciences is a corporation based in La Jolla, CA. They are the makers of Dermagraft-TC, which is an artifical skin created from harvested foreskins from infant circumcision.[1] They are also the makers of NouriCel, another product made from harvested foreskins,[2] and one of the main ingredients of SkinMedica's TNS Recovery Complex product.[3] 
Earnings 
Dermagraft-TC is FDA approved,[4][5] and it sells for about $3,000 per square foot and one foreskin contains enough genetic material to grow 250,000 square feet of skin.[6] 
Advanced Tissue Sciences has sold about $1 million worth of cultured dermis to Proctor & Gamble, Helene Curtis, and other such businesses for pre-market testing. Advanced Tissue Science's foreskin-derived merchandise held a $32 million stock offering in the beginning of 1992.[7] 
In 1996 alone, Advanced Tissue Sciences could boast of a healthy $663.9 million market capitalization performance.[8] 
References
↑ "Dermagraft-TC: Overview". Advanced Biohealing, Inc..http://www.dermagraft.com/about/overview/. Retrieved 2011-03-06. "Dermagraft is manufactured from human fibroblast cells derived from newborn foreskin tissue."  
↑ "The Foreskin Mafia". Acroposthion.com. http://www.acroposthion.com/acroposthion_019.htm. Retrieved 2011-03-06. "TNS contains... NouriCel-MD which is... a combination of Natural Growth Factors, matrix proteins, and soluble collagen. Human Growth Factors extracted from cultured cells of foreskin..."  
↑ "SkinMedica Introduces TNS Recovery Complex". SkinMedica. 2002-02-12.http://www.corporate.skinmedica.com/press/2002/skinmedica-launches-tns-recovery-complex. Retrieved 2011-03-06. "TNS Recovery Complex is the only product containing a professional concentration of NouriCel®, a new cosmetic ingredient from leading tissue-engineering company Advanced Tissue Sciences."  
↑ "Dermagraft-TC: General Information". Advanced Tissue Sciences. MediLexicon International Ltd. 2011. http://www.medilexicon.com/drugs/dermagraft-tc.php#GeneralInformation. Retrieved 2011-05-07. "Dermagraft-TC is the first human, fibroblast-derived temporary skin substitute for the treatment of partial-thickness burns that has been approved for marketing by the FDA."  
↑ "Advanced Tissue Sciences' temporary wound covering Dermagraft-TC approved for marketing by FDA". Transplant News. HighBeam Research. 1997-03-28. http://www.highbeam.com/doc/1G1-47248437.html. Retrieved 2011-05-07. "the Food and Drug Administration has approved Dermagraft-TC"  
↑ Circumcision. Daecher M. Icon 1998;2(2):70-3.
↑ Julie Pitta. Biosynthetics. Forbes 10 May 1993: 170-171 Note: The 32-page Advanced Tissue Sciences, Inc. 1997 Annual Report refers to "fibroblasts" but does not contain the word "foreskin."
↑ Biotech's Big Discovery. Hall CT. San Francisco Chronicle. October 25, 1996: E1, E4.

LifeCell Corporation
LifeCell Corporation (Nasdaq:LIFC) is a corporation based in Branchburg, NJ.[1] The profit from the creation and sale of AlloDerm(R) which is a skin graft created from harvested infant foreskins.[2] 
References
↑ "Index". LifeCell Corporation. http://www.lifecell.com. Retrieved 2011-03-06.  
↑ "LifeCell Research Demonstrates Potential". Business Wire. 1995-05-16.http://www.highbeam.com/doc/1G1-16828845.html. Retrieved 2011-03-06. "...the culturing of human neonatal foreskin keratinocytes..."


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