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World’s first successful penis transplant patient due to become a father

The recipient of the world’s first penis transplant is due to become a father, according to his surgeon. The news comes just months after the operation was performed, surpassing the expectations of the surgeon.

“We are happy that there were no complications and his penis is functioning well,” Dr. Andre Van der Merwe – of Stellenbosch University in South Africa – told AFP.

Dr. Van der Merwe was surprised at how soon the man had recovered his sexual function, having initially aimed for his patient to be fully functional again after 2 years. Despite the surgery only being carried out in December, the patient reports his girlfriend is around 4 months pregnant.

The patient originally had his original penis amputated 3 years ago after a traditional circumcision went wrong, leaving him with only 1 cm of the organ.


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