Soldiers Who Lost Their Genitals In Combat Are Set To Receive The First Penis Transplants Performed In America

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Talk about a Bro move.

Surgeons at Johns Hopkins University are set to preform the first ever penis transplants in the United States, with a goal of providing 60 men who lost their genitals in the War on Terror some new dicks.

Hell yea!

Penis transplants are a relatively new science, with only two having ever been successful performed. In only one instance, in South Africa, was the man able to use his dick after. In the other, a Chinese man asked for it to be removed weeks later.

Though this is a new procedure, doctors are confident in the process. From The New York Times:

Within a year, maybe in just a few months, a young soldier with a horrific injury from a bomb blast in Afghanistan will have an operation that has never been performed in the United States: a penis transplant.

The organ will come from a deceased donor, and the surgeons, from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, say they expect it to start working in a matter of months, developing urinary function, sensation and, eventually, the ability to have sex.

Trauma to the genitals has been an unspoken, but very prevalent, injury in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

From 2001 to 2013, 1,367 men in military service suffered wounds to the genitals in Iraq or Afghanistan, according to the Department of Defense Trauma Registry. Nearly all were under 35 and were hurt by homemade bombs, commonly called improvised explosive devices, or I.E.D.s. Some lost all or part of their penises or testicles — what doctors call genitourinary injuries.

Damn. That’s a lot of destroyed dicks. Which is why doctors could not be more excited about the possibility of giving back the manhood to men who gave so much for the country.

“These genitourinary injuries are not things we hear about or read about very often,” said Dr. W. P. Andrew Lee, the chairman of plastic and reconstructive surgery at Johns Hopkins. “I think one would agree it is as devastating as anything that our wounded warriors suffer, for a young man to come home in his early 20s with the pelvic area completely destroyed.”

Agreed. Hopkins is paying for the cost of the first transplant, but the VA will cover the cost of the anti-rejection medications recipients will need to take, possibly for the rest of their life.

Read the whole dope article here.


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