Penis transplants

The first penis transplant in the U.S. is making headlines. However, the advancement does not mean that penis transplants soon will be commonplace. The transplant recipient, Massachusetts bank courier Thomas Manning, had his penis amputated due to a rare cancer.

William Brant, M.D., a urologist with University of Utah Health Care, is available to speak about the recent penile transplant and other issues related to men’s health. Infection and trauma are other reasons a penis may have to be amputated. And according to the U.S. Department of Defense, roughly 1,300 troops who served in Iraq or Afghanistan have suffered some sort of genital injury. To schedule an interview, contact Libby Mitchell or Suzanne Winchester at the U’s Health Sciences Office of Public Affairs.

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