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Man Who Received New Penis Is 'One of the Happiest Patients'

It's the world's 3rd-ever successful penis transplant

(Newser) - "He is certainly one of the happiest patients we have seen in our ward,” Seeker quotes Dr. Andre van der Merwe as saying. Van der Merwe and his surgical team at Tygerberg Hospital in Cape Town, South Africa, recently completed their second successful penile transplant—this time on... More »

First US Man With Penis Transplant Not Afraid to Talk About It

Thomas Manning talks sex, his hopes for the future, and the one thing he 'won't tolerate'

(Newser) - A 64-year-old man became the first in the US to receive a penis transplant in May, and Thomas Manning is now ready to talk about it. In a Q&A with Blair Miller for Boston Magazine , the "not shy" Manning talks about how his life first changed four years... More »

Penis Transplant Recipient's Progress: 'He's Aiming'

Thomas Manning left the hospital on Wednesday

(Newser) - Since 2012, Thomas Manning had been forced to sit to urinate , the result of a partial penectomy he had to undergo due to penile cancer, which left him with a member just an inch long. Today, the 64-year-old is "standing up and he’s aiming, just like the good... More »

64-Year-Old Is First in US to Have Penis Transplant

Thomas Manning had partial penectomy in 2012 due to cancer

(Newser) - As he was leaving the hospital in 2012, Thomas Manning asked his doctor if a penis transplant was possible. At the time, the Massachusetts man's member was only an inch long following a partial penectomy he had to undergo due to penile cancer. His urologic oncologist, Dr. Adam Feldman,... More »

First American to Have Penis Transplant Is Selected

It will be the third such transplant attempted in the world

(Newser) - December brought the news that Johns Hopkins University planned to attempt the first penis transplants in the US; now, the first candidate has been selected. An American soldier wounded in an explosion in Afghanistan will be the first person in the US, and the third in the world, to undergo... More »

New for US Troops: Another Man's Penis

Johns Hopkins surgeons willing to try experimental surgery

(Newser) - We know about missing arms and legs. But US troops have also suffered a "hidden injury" in Iraq and Afghanistan—genitalia destroyed by bomb blasts. Now, doctors at Johns Hopkins University say they want to try repairing these wounds with experimental penis transplants, the New York Times reports. "... More »

Penis Transplant Patient Has Big News for Skeptics

His girlfriend is pregnant

(Newser) - The world saw its first successful penis transplant last year, and the patient has some news for anyone skeptical about the end result: His girlfriend is pregnant. Lead surgeon Andre van der Merwe confirmed the news about the unidentified 21-year-old to South Africa's News24 . Even more remarkable: The girlfriend... More »

Penis-Transplant Doctor on Patient: 'Life Was Just Hell'

Dr. Andre van der Merwe says patient's life was 'just hell'

(Newser) - Last month brought the announcement that surgeons in South Africa had not only successfully transplanted a penis in December, but that it was working properly in every way well ahead of schedule. Dr. Andre van der Merwe was the man at the helm of the operation, which involved a 21-year-old... More »

Surgeons Successfully Transplant a Penis

South Africa team says it's the world's first successful one

(Newser) - Surgeons in South Africa are laying clam to the world's first successful penis transplant. In the nine-hour procedure late last year, a team from Stellenbosch University and Tygerberg Hospital gave the 21-year-old recipient his new penis, and they report today in a news release that it's working properly... More »

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