Monday, May 11, 2009

Good Use for the Worthless Foreskin

The disease-entrapping foreskin can cause real harm to the male and his partners -- but researchers have known for years that detached from the human penis the foreskin may have some good uses. The most important one, it seems to me, is to help burn victims and others who need skin grafts. When we achieve 100% circumcision rates, we will increase the supply of foreskins for this important function. Here's an excerpt from a recent article that cites work at Wake Forest, suggesting that skin grafts from foreskins may be better than regular skin grafts. Now this is a good use for the otherwise worthless foreskin.

"At present, skin grafts can be expanded by making cuts in them to create a mesh, or by inserting balloons under the graft once it has been attached to the body.

"These gradually expand, stretching the overlying skin. But, skin meshes heal unevenly and balloons are painful, take months to expand fully and leave scars.

"According to a report in New Scientist, to try to improve on this, Sang Jin Lee of the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, took foreskin donated after circumcision and placed it between vices inside a bioreactor, a vessel that bathes the skin in nutrients to encourage cell growth and division.

"The vices were controlled by a computer and could be set to move apart at specific times.
The researchers found that the best method was to stretch the skin at hourly intervals, leaving it to produce new cells in the meantime, then stretching it again.

"By doing this, they were able to elongate the skin by 20 per cent a day, which after five days resulted in an intact strip that was twice as long as the original.

"Tests of the stretched skin showed that its general structure was maintained and that its thickness and pore size were almost identical to the starting tissue.

"Lee said that they have since added extra vices to stretch skin lengthways and widthways at the same time."

15 comments:

  1. Yes, isn't it miraculous how the foreskin is a cesspit of disease while it's attached to its owner, but becomes a healthgiving panacea the moment it's stolen (not "donated") from him. Literally incredible (= unable to be believed).

    Where neonatal circumcision is not customary, several artificial skin substitutes have been developed.

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  2. Hugh7, it's amazing how you cannot see the illogic of your posts. When a parent donates the foreskin -- and yes, it's a wonderful, life-saving donation -- the foreskin is no longer attached to the penis where it becomes a life-threatening portal for the entry of HIV, STD, and HPV through normal straight and gay sexual activity. Covering the penis, the foreskin is, to use your words, a "cesspit of disease."

    But when used in a skin graft to another part of the body, the foreskin (apparently when stretched and supplimented with other skin cells) can help repair skin burns. Because those burns are not on the sexual organs, it no longer is a portal for disease via sex. It is not a "panacea" -- but just another scientific development.

    I know the anti-circs want to deny medical science, but pro-circs follow the science where it leads us. That's why I have no problem reporting that the disease-laden, worthless foreskin does apparently have a some value when separated from the male sexual organ.

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  3. It isn't the parents' to "donate". Can they donate his corneas? (Oh no, that would blind him. Just one, then?)

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  4. It seems that "provoking debate" is conceptually ill!

    It looks just like another case of NORM-LUSIONAL SATAN-O-CHOSIS. (the very worst mental illness of all)

    The mind has become completely Satan Semen saturated! There is no hope because it can't be cured!

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    1. I agree with Hugh and anon the doeskin is not yours to take your just feminists rubing the helth organizations and the doeskin is the protective part of the penis it mosterizes the gain keeps it from rubbing on pants causing unwanted boners and secreats a bacteria lining enzyme and is proven to not spread giv and aids and study's shown that curc men can spread it better due to lack of better and natural defense that the doeskin is and also the forskin is made up of 20,0000 Nervs when removed along with the Metis you only have 2,000 so our removing our nerve cluster and our sensory area down there whitch is equal to a girl loosing her clit so really your being hipocritical and supporting child mutilation and cruelty and it should be the kids choice not the parents it's there body and there pemis and your supporting somthing that for guys has high death rate your more likly to bleed out and if not you are left wits painfull reminder that your not a full man and most guys get depreshion and ptad from it I would know I've looked at bolth sides and studied t for years and am currently in biochem/ genetics and the studies are ageant you feminist ic supporters you cover the truth with lies and twist the truth to make your lie believable the forskin does Jo harm to the male or femail and if we get circ why don't you it would be just as beneficial if you did to if it really helped and worked why don't we remove your clit and your vaginal forskin oh it's because feminists run many helth and doctoral organizations and make up shit so peope belive you and them im ageant it it's abuse and mutilation and is wrong

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  5. *Sigh*

    No, it's not a donation of any sort. I was cut at birth AGAINST my consent while I was helpless and vulnerable, so it is not fair to put it that way. It was STOLEN from me. What part of this can you NOT understand?

    Oh well, your opinion is inconsequential anyways in the big picture. Between mother nature/gods design, other nations thinking the USA culture around this matter odd, and even cut people like myself NOT buying into accepting what was shoved down my throat, or people all having varying opinions... You will -NEVER- come even close to a 100% rate. And making it mandatory is sure to cause backlash. People don't like being told what they can and can't have, or do for that matter.

    The foreskin is not worthless, btw.

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  6. Does it grow faster if sprinkled with Viagra?

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  7. This post makes me fucking sick! Circumcision is MUTILATION!

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    1. Are you saying that my penis is disgusting because of a choice that my parents made, and I personally agree with?

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  8. Circumcision is a pointless and rather a dangerous as well as a damaging procedure both physically and psychologically. The risk of disease spreading through foreskin has not been proven, there is varying data where in countries where circumcision is routinely practiced the incidence of cancer in females (cancer of clitoris) is higher than in countries where circumcision is rarely done and vice versa. There are other factors to consider therefore and placing blame on foreskin without adequate knowledge is just plain STUPID! Foreskin can be washed very easily and very quickly, a circumcised penis whise owner is a piggy and does look after body hygiene or genital gygiene will be as much prone to disease spreading as any other penis!

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  9. whoever the hell you are you are a sexist piece of shit who for whatever reason has an agenda against men...robbing someone of an important sexual organ against their will is criminal and you should burn in hell for the words you are writing. i wish i could be the one to personally send you on your way too, you fucking bitch

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    1. I don't know what you've heard, but most of the penis remains after a circumcision.

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  10. Maria O'DwyerJuly 4, 2012 at 1:10 AM

    This is a personal decision. I myself had a hard time deciding to circumcise my son. The doctor did it in office and left the skin laying all over the exam bed. I was horrified.

    The worst is my mom died 6/4/12 after being burned over 80% of her body. She survived a month. She did not die because of any organ failure but because they had no skin to cover her! I just remember that forekin laying on the doctors table and really it could have helped a fire victim such as my mom. I wish I had have known.

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  11. I heard Snuggies are made from recycled foreskin...

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  12. Circumcision is genital mutilation. The statements that it is disease causing is absurd. It is there for a reason. To protect the glans and aid in intercourse. When exposed perminently after Circumcision the glans basically dries up and forms a tougher skin to protect itself, this greatly reduces the sensitivity making sex less pleasurable. If we cut the labia off of women people would freek out. Why do you think Circumcision is any more ok. I am pissed my foreskin was taken without my permission. Also dont tell me that it doesn't hurt the baby. If you believe that than you need to attend a Circumcision and watch the baby when it happens. Please educate yourselves on this, read real medical journals and reputable sources on the actual effects both positive and negative on Circumcision. I recomend looking up the history as to what started it and perpetuated it.

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