About Us

Our Mission

Foregen is a non-profit organization founded to research and implement regenerative medical therapies for circumcised males.

Our Foundation

Foregen™ was created in 2010 thanks to donor funds. Foregen operates in the United States and Europe. Its head office is in Rome, Italy, where it is a registered charity (Reg. No. 6482, Serie 1T, 2010). See original founding documents here. Foregen is also tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the internal revenue code and is headed by a board of charitable directors with participants and donors across both continents and beyond.

Our People

Foregen is led by the Board of Directors with help from dedicated members and volunteers. In 2010, Mr. Vincenzo Aiello became Foregen’s President. He is assisted by a Vice-President and an Administrative Council.

Our Mission

Foregen’s goal is to heal the physical detriment that that is inherent to circumcision. Research undeniably demonstrates the functional and sensory losses to the penis when circumcised, as well as the potential for psychological damage for those on whom such surgery was performed. Fortunately, regenerative medical techniques now offer a greater possibility than ever to regrow human tissue, especially dermal tissue, lost in prior trauma. However, those techniques have not yet been applied to those who have been circumcised and no longer wish to be.

Foregen was founded to promote and arrange a clinical trial that would use regenerative techniques to regrow the tissue removed at circumcision. After dismissing many unsatisfactory proposals from research institutions, we have decided to conduct our own research and clinical trials. With the help of dedicated scientists, we will apply known regenerative techniques to the foreskin in order to restore normal penile function and sensitivity.

Foregen is not an activist organization; we have no legislative or political agenda, nor any desire to engage in the conversation that surrounds the topic of circumcision. Foregen is a pioneering research organization dedicated to creating options for circumcised men. We have applied regenerative techniques to animal foreskins and will continue our research on adult human foreskins. Foregen is the organization that regenerative medicine was made for, as it applies to roughly one billion people circumcised males and their partners! Since Foregen’s foundation, countless men have expressed great delight that an organization such as this finally exists, something for which they have been searching for years.

Our Work

Foregen’s tasks are:

  • To experiment with animal tissue to obtain a viable method of foreskin regeneration
  • To apply what we have learned from our animal experiments to regenerate human foreskins
  • To advance onto clinical trials once Foregen proves that regenerating human foreskin is possible

To see Foregen’s latest progress click here.

For more on the potential of regenerative medicine and the viability of Foregen's goals, click here.

Non-Discrimination: A Core Value

Foregen complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination. Foregen is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, pregnancy status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, height, weight, or veteran status in all actions, employment, association and involvement.


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