The Oprah Foreskin Controversy

The Toronto Star has a story about a Vancouver activist group that is organizing protests against Oprah Winfrey because of the celebrity’s endorsement of an anti-aging cream called TNS Recovery Complex.  It seems the product contains skin cells (fibroblasts) that are derived from the male foreskin.  The bottom line is that the group is against circumcisions and this is their way of getting some attention.   The interesting thing is that even though the anti-wrinkle cream is derived from foreskin fibroblasts, the cells are grown from a single foreskin obtained more than 20 years ago.   So, in essence, these idiots don’t even know what they are protesting!  If they really cared, I would think the bigger issue is that all those people who are using the cream are now getting cockeyed*.

*Yes, I have used this joke before but I can’t help myself.

Douglas Farrago MD

Douglas Farrago MD is a full-time practicing family doc in Forest, Va. He started Forest Direct Primary Care where he takes no insurance and bills patients a monthly fee. He is board certified in the specialty of Family Practice. He is the inventor of a product called the Knee Saver which is currently in the Baseball Hall of Fame. The Knee Saver and its knock-offs are worn by many major league baseball catchers. He is also the inventor of the CryoHelmet used by athletes for head injuries as well as migraine sufferers. Dr. Farrago is the author of four books, two of which are the top two most popular DPC books. From 2001 – 2011, Dr. Farrago was the editor and creator of the Placebo Journal which ran for 10 full years. Described as the Mad Magazine for doctors, he and the Placebo Journal were featured in the Washington Post, US News and World Report, the AP, and the NY Times. Dr. Farrago is also the editor of the blog Authentic Medicine which was born out of concern about where the direction of healthcare is heading and the belief that the wrong people are in charge. This blog has been going daily for more than 15 years Article about Dr. Farrago in Doximity Email Dr. Farrago – [email protected]

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7 Responses

  1. Pat says:

    I know there’s a Sammy Davis Jr joke in here somewhere.

  2. jimmyroy / lockdoc says:

    Ya heard about the little gay guy that worked in the circumcision ward at Charity Hospital?
    The pay was lousy, but the tips were delicious…

  3. Charles Davant says:

    I once had a wallet made from an elephant’s foreskin. When rubbed, it would turn into a suitcase…

  4. Ken says:

    The cream has a black box warning that if rubbed into the skin too vigorouse it can cause signficant facial swelling.

  5. John Parkin says:

    This looks a job for Dr. Phil !

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