Foregen is a registered and tax exempt non-profit organization founded to research and implement regenerative medical therapies for circumcised males.
Thanks to a small cohort of contributing donors, Foregen was created in 2010 with the goal of funding existing institutions to conduct its desired research. In time, we discovered that the only feasible way to reach our goal was to establish our own scientific team and conduct the research ourselves. After searching carefully for the right people, our scientific team was created and research initiated in 2012.
Foregen now operates in both the United States and the European Union. Its head office is in Rome, Italy, where it is a registered charity (Reg. No. 6482, Serie 1T, 2010) and maintains domicile in the United States under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. It is headed by a board of charitable directors with supporters, volunteers and donors from over 80 countries across 6 continents.
Foregen is led by the Board of Directors with help from its team of dedicated officers and staff. Vincenzo Aiello heads the board as President, and is assisted by a Vice-President and an Advisory Board. Check out our team page to find out more
Foregen’s goal is to heal the physical detriment that that is inherent to circumcision, including 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 offer great potential 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.
After dismissing many unsatisfactory proposals from research institutions, we decided to conduct our own research and human 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 and we have no legislative or political agenda; Foregen is a pioneering research organization dedicated to creating options for circumcised men. Foregen, although unique, is a great example of an organization that regenerative medicine was made for, as it applies to over 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.