World’s First Ever Penis Transplant Is Successful
The world’s first penis transplant has been performed by surgeons in South Africa, Bloomberg News reported.
The 21-year-old recipient has made a full recovery and regained all functions in the transplanted organ. The nine-hour operation was done Dec. 11 by surgeons from Stellenbosch University and Cape Town’s Tygerberg Hospital, the university said Friday in a statement.
He received the donated organ harvested from a man who was declared brain dead.
The unidentified patient had his penis amputated three years ago in a procedure after he developed complications from a traditional circumcision. The procedure to remove his penis actually saved his life.