World’s first male genitalia transplant patient to be a father
The patient is still being monitored by his surgeons to check if any further operations are needed
The girlfriend of the world’s first penile transplant patient is pregnant, reported the News24 online this week.
According to the News24, Professor Andre Van Der Merwe, a Stellenbosch University urologist, declared the news on Thursday in a public lecture, after the patient notified the head of the university’s Division of Urology.
“The organ is functioning,” the professor told News24, confirming a successful surgery.
The South African patient had to undergo the transplant last year in Tygerberg Hospital, after he lost his male genitalia due to a failed circumcision.
He is still being monitored by his surgeons to check if any further operations are needed.
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