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Penis transplants

Filed under: General,Men's Health — Downunder @ 7:16 pm Sat 14th March 2015

Successful transplant operation although it may not be quite what you think.

South African surgeons have performed the world’s first successful penis transplant.

The nine-hour operation was performed on December 11 on the 21- year-old recipient, who made a full recovery and regained all functions in the transplanted organ, the South African university said.

The patient, whose identity wasn’t disclosed, had his penis amputated three years ago in order to save his life when he developed complications after a traditional circumcision. There are an estimated 250 penile amputations each year in South Africa stemming from circumcisions, the university said.

“Our goal was that he would be fully functional at two years and we are very surprised by his rapid recovery,” said Andre van der Merwe, head of the university’s Division of Urology, who led the team during the operation.

It is the second time this type of operation was attempted and the first time that a successful long-term result was achieved, the university said.

“There is a greater need in South Africa for this type of procedure than elsewhere in the world, as many young men lose their penises every year due to complications from traditional circumcision,” said Van der Merwe.


  1. Penis transplants.
    This is great news, really good stuff. This operation must be confined to South Africa. The logic is simple, perhaps this may help to rid us of the hairy arsed rug munching fraternity which may have infiltrated our society here should they exist.

    It may be that several ardent feminists see themselves in the male role.
    Perhaps some see little roles for fathers, other than fetch, carry, pay, be a good oxen.
    Perhaps some of these people work in, or advise the NZ Family Court. I am not aware of any stastics held by the court as to this issue. It may be that some of us can think of some names?
    Come on guys lets have some names.

    Should they wish to take the next step, confining such an operation to South Africa with the mandatory two year penis functionality assessment period also taking place in that country can only be good for fathers in New Zealand.

    But where will the penis come from for these recipients?

    Many of you who have been in the Family Court Process may have encountered hand wringing males, perhaps psychologists, (although there are very few males) counsillors and even judges who err so far towards the mother that it may feel that they have more empathy with the mother than the father. You may have considered that they are devoid of consideration for the father. Perhaps you may feel that It may be that these er, um guys are the ideal organ donna.

    Comment by Paul — Fri 10th April 2015 @ 11:15 am

  2. Ha. Love the thinking here. New export market to South Africa!

    Comment by Downunder — Fri 10th April 2015 @ 7:09 pm

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