In international news, a South African’s, who was involved in a botched ceremonial circumcision, penis transplant has been declared successful for the first time in medical history. And, the unidentified 21 year-old male is the world’s first successful penis transplant recipient’s girlfriend is pregnant.

His was the second penis transplant attempted. The first one ended when the recipient suffered a extreme psychological reaction and requested it be removed. This occurred in China in 2006. Doctors spent 15 hours attaching a penis to a 44-year-old patient, but the procedure had to be reversed two weeks later.


It was reported Thursday June 11, 2015, months after the successful penis transplant, his woman is four months pregnant. Dr. Andre van der Merwe of Stellenbosch University in Cape Town, South Africa, led a nine-hour operation in December to replace the penis at Tygerberg Hospital in Cape Town. The full functionality happened far more quickly than expected; Dr. van der Merwe thought the patient would recover within two years. The doctor said,”this is what we intended, that he should be able to stand up and be able to urinate and have intercourse, so it is a milestone for him.”

The man’s new penis, harvested from a donor and augmented with abdominal skin, makes it the first time that a transplanted penis has achieved full functioning.