NEW WOOD: Man Has World’s First Successful PENIS Transplant After It was Amputated for Botched Circumcision

Published on March 13, 2015

This 21-year old can now say he’s had the first penis transplant.

A 21-year-old man has undergone the world’s first successful penis transplant.

The ‘ground-breaking’ operation took South African surgeons nine hours to perform, and allowed the patient to urinate normally and become sexually active again.

Three years ago the man, who remains unidentified, was forced to have his penis amputated after a botched circumcision.

Each year thousands of young men, mainly from the Xhosa tribe in South Africa, have their foreskins removed in traditional rituals, with experts estimating around 250 losing their penises each year to medical complications.

The operation was carried out by surgeons from Stellenbosch University and Tygerberg Hospital in Cape Town, South Africa, using a penis donated from a deceased person.

They said the procedure allowed the man to regain all function in the newly transplanted organ.

Read more: Daily Mail