First penile transplant recipient ‘to become father’

The South African recipient of the world’s first penile transplant is to become a father, a surgeon who performed the operation has told the BBC.

His girlfriend has reported that she is about four months’ pregnant, and this showed that the “transplant worked”, said Andre van der Merwe.

The 21-year-old recipient, whose identify is being protected, lost his penis in a botched circumcision.

The operation took place in December.

  • Hard Little Machine

    I’m amazed someone’s not screaming they’re all white doctors.

    • Doug Kursk

      How dare they use their first world education, expertise and money to correct problems caused by the natives’s love of tribal custom and rusty razors!

      The great white parachute guarantees a soft landing for those intent on ditching the aircraft, no?

    • Censored_EG

      I sincerely hope these white doctors are fully aware of their white privilege and status in society.

  • Xavier

    This is it. The holy grail of elective surgery. Cost will be no object.

  • Censored_EG

    Botched circumcision? Who the hell is his rabbi or moyle? Ouch!

  • ntt1

    Gives the male an easy out when the marriage sours,technical adultery.