TIL about the foreskin industry in the US. The foreskin from a baby boy can be bio-engineered to grow and is used in many beauty products like skin rejuvenating lotions, creams and solutions. Medically they’re also used in treating burns, persistent leg ulcers, bed sores, reconstructive surgery etc

Read more: http://acroposthion.com/the-foreskin-industry/

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  1. Reminds me of a story about a baby being born without eyelids. The surgeons used the foreskin to fashion new eyelids. The baby is living a normal life now but he is a little cock-eyed.

  2. so, this is the type of thing I just have to dig into and research, because it doesn’t sound right. Some sources: https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/a-cut-above-the-rest-wrin/ Now, this names the product, Vavelta, as “being developed”. The page on Wikipedia: https://en.intactiwiki.org/wiki/Vavelta looks rather sparse, huh? The company that was doing the development, Intercytex… try to find anything on them today. It appears they suspended operations in 2009. So… I would call this a likely bust, yes, something over a decade ago may have been true, but the op’s link seems to imply it is active today.

    I can’t even find any information on the other stuff mentioned.

  3. It should be noted that a child is never asked if they want to be circumcised, and if they are, they never receive financial compensation for what amounts to quite literally the best stem cells you can get.

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