Don’t know what kind of Monday YOU’re having, but doctors at Massachusetts General Hospital performed the first U.S. penis transplant. Reading about it kind of makes you want to cross your legs no matter what gender you are, but it’s really a remarkable feat, and will change a man’s life.
Thomas Manning, 64, is recovering after the 15-hour procedure performed by a team of over 50 surgeons, doctors and nurses. Manning had his penis amputated after he was diagnosed with penile cancer in 2012. There are all sorts of ramifications: Dr. Dicken Ko (yes, that’s his real name – I could not make this up), says that while sexual function is a goal, reproduction is not, because of a concern surrounding the ethical issues of who the potential father may be.
Think about it.
At no point in the article does anyone mention where the penis used in this transplant come from, and at this point I guess it would be rude to ask, but thumbs up, everybody! We’d send a card, but hard to find the right one.