More than a year after undergoing a 14-hour operation to
transplant a penis, scrotum, and lower abdominal wall, a severely
injured veteran reports that he has regained normal sensation and
function of his new body parts.
The young man now has “near-normal” erections, the ability
to achieve orgasms, and normal sensation in the shaft and tip of
his transplanted penis, according to his medical team at Johns
Hopkins School of Medicine. He urinates while standing up with a
“strong stream” and no issues with urgency or straining. (The
transplant did not include donor testicles, to avoid the
possibility of fathering non-genetically related children.)
The doctors reported the update on their patient November 7 in
the New England Journal of Medicine.
Source: FS – All – Science – News
Penis-and-scrotum transplant patient reports near-normal erections, orgasms