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Man with first penile transplant gets lover pregnant

by | 11th, June 2015

The 21-year-old South African who became the recipient of the world’s first penile transplant is to become a father – at age 18 he was let with just 1cm of his penis after a circumcision. The “transplant worked” says Andre van der Merwe, the surgeon who helped perform the nine-hour transplant at Stellenbosch University and Tygerberg Hospital.

Dr Van der Merwe tells the BBC:

“This is what we intended, that he should be able to stand up and be able to urinate and have intercourse, so it is a milestone for him.”

The jokes write themselves. But they would pale against the human ingenuity, which really is incredible.

 



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