Penis transplants coming for wounded soldiers
(BALTIMORE, MD) Surgeons plan to perform the first penis transplant in the United States.
Doctors at John Hopkins University school of medicine want to do as many as sixty transplants on veterans with genital injuries.
1,367 men suffered genital damage in Iraq and Afghanistan, between 2001 and 2013.
The first surgery could happen in a few months.
The New York Times reports the first patient will be a soldier wounded by a bomb blast in Afghanistan.
The new organs would come from deceased donors.
If the transplant is successful, the new organs will function normally within a few months.
One man was able to conceive a child six months after his transplant in South Africa.