foregen is a 501 (c)(3) not-for-profit charitable association founded to promote regenerative medical therapies for adults suffering from genital injuries.
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 it is headed by a board of charitable directors, with participants and donors across both continents and beyond.
foregen is run purely by volunteers. This permits foregen to direct all the funds it receives towards its substantive projects. In 2010, Mr. Vincenzo Aiello became foregen’s President. He is assisted by a Vice-President and an Administrative Council.
The majority of foregen’s work is for males who have suffered physical and psychological damage from the effects of circumcision. Research has now demonstrated well 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 imposed. 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, so far, been applied to those who are suffering from an unnecessary circumcision. foregen exists to promote and arrange a clinical trial which will use those techniques to regrow the tissue removed at circumcision, thereby helping to restore normal penile function and sensitivity for those males who desire it, with the help of regenerative medicine.
foregen is not an activist organization – we have no legislative or political agenda, nor any desire to engage in the controversy which sometimes surrounds the topic of circumcision. foregen is a charity which acts as a support group. Our hope is to persuade major biomedical institutes in the developed world to perform clinical trials of foreskin regeneration. It fills a gap which no other charity currently covers. Since foregen’s foundation, a lot of men have expressed great delight that a charity such as this finally exists – something for which they have been searching for years.
foregen’s tasks are:
- Negotiating with research institutes in the field of regenerative medicine to promote dermal regeneration for the genitally injured
- Organizing research and clinical trials necessary to make regenerative medical applications a reality
- Fund-raising for the clinical trials needed to make regenerative solutions a reality