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Scientists Explore Possibility of Penis Transplants in the United States

Jan 05, 2016

Scientists Explore Possibility of Penis Transplants in the United StatesPenis transplants may eventually become an option for American men who have had severe injuries to their genitals.

In an investigational program, scientists at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine are preparing for the first penis transplants in the United States. Overall, the university has approved 60 transplants for this trial.

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The first patients will be soldiers who have lost part or all of their genitals in combat.

In an interview with The New York Times, Dr. Richard Redett, the director of pediatric plastic and reconstructive surgery at Johns Hopkins, compared losing a penis to losing masculine identity.

“To be missing the penis and parts of the scrotum is devastating,” he said. “These guys have given everything they have.”

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