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Sunday 11 December 2016

Penis transplant man to be father

A young South African man who had the world's first successful penis transplant last December has impregnated his girlfriend, the doctor who led the surgery has said.

The 22-year-old man, who has not been named, is among around 250 South Africans who lose their penises each year in botched traditional circumcisions.

The patient was sexually active five weeks later the nine-hour transplant operation in Tygerberg Hospital, Cape Town.

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