The first penis transplant to take place in the United States will be done on a wounded combat veteran.
According to a BBC report:
The 12-hour operation will involve stitching key nerves and blood vessels to restore urinary – and ultimately – sexual function.
It follows the world’s first successful penis transplant, in South Africa, last year.
The team at Johns Hopkins University (JHU) plan to operate on 60 veterans as part of a trial.
The donor penis will come from an organ donor whose family agrees to the donation.
It is hoped that sensation and use will be restored within 6-12 months following the operation.