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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

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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.