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America’s First Penis Transplant Will Be Given To A Soldier
Source: The New York Times
Published: Dec 8, 2015

Missing limbs have become a well-known symbol of these wars, but genital damage is a hidden wound cloaked in shame, stigma and embarrassment.

Source: Bloomberg
Source: Bloomberg

Surgeons at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine say they are preparing to conduct penis transplants, the New York Times reports.┬áThe United States’ first penis transplant will be performed for a veteran returning from Afghanistan who suffered damage to his sexual organ. The organ will come from a deceased donor.

Source: IBN LIVE
Source: IBN LIVE

The world’s first successful penis transplant was completed last year in South Africa for a 21-year-old man whose penis was amputated because of a botched circumcision during a coming-of-age ceremony. The transplant was successful and the man has gained full function.