Foreskin tissue harvesting

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Infant foreskins collected through forced circumcisions are harvested for use by many industries. The cosmetic use of neonatal foreskins is fuelling a tissue-sale underworld, with hospitals and governments in on the act.[1] Dermagraft and Apligraf are major supplies of foreskin-derived products.


Skin grafts

Burn victims

Baldness cures

Diabetes patients

Aging diabetes patients whose wounds don't heal are being treated successfuly by grafting infant foreskins onto the wounded area.[2]

Venous leg ulcers


  1. REFweb Kesa, Ingrid (27 March 2018). Beauty Industry Part of Foreskin Flesh Trade, Anti-Circumcision Activists Warn, VICE. Retrieved 26 March 2020.
  2. REFweb Ruggles, Rick (17 December 2013). Tissues made of cells from foreskin of circumcised babies speed diabetic wound healing (archive URL),, livewell Nebraska. Retrieved 12 March 2020.