The University of Stellenbosch’s medical department announced today (13 March 2015) that the first successful penis transplant was performed on 11 December 2014.
In history, there has only ever been one other case of a penis transplant. Surgeons in China who say they performed the first successful penis transplant had to remove the replaced penis because of psychological problems experienced by the man and his wife.
Now that brings up a valid point! Organ transplants are amazing, they often save lives and in the case of not having a penis, a new one would be important for the male ego, reproduction, pleasure and and and… But I cannot picture having another man’s penis attached to my body. But on the other hand, if I lost my penis in an accident and there was a possibility of getting one again, I would want it! But the thought of having another penis is just plain strange!
So, the un-named 21 year old patient had to have his penis amputated 3 years ago due to complications following a traditional circumcision. His doctors were surprised with his recovery and have even said that he is now sexually active!
I am personally very excited for the medical history files. Not only was the first heart transplant in South Africa but the first successful penis transplant (so far) also!
Well done Dr’s!
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