(WASHINGTON PRESS)Â Only one successful surgery has ever been reported worldwide.
Johns Hopkins University will soon perform the first penis transplants in the United States âÂ and wounded soldiers will be the first patients.Â Â that the first surgeryÂ could occur in just a few months.
News of penis transplantsÂ might send the uninformed into fits of giggles, but the procedure âÂ which has been successfully completed in South Africa âÂ is serious business. In South Africa, the procedure is being perfected with an eye towardÂ , which are common in the Xhosa tribe.
In the United States, circumcision after infancy (and the injuries that often come with it) is admittedly less common. But that doesn’t mean there isn’t a need for penis transplants: The Department of Defense Trauma Registry reports that 1,367 military servicemen sustained injuries to the genitals between 2011 and 2013 in Iraq and Afghanistan alone.