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The Moving Story Behind America’s First Penis Transplant

March 25, 2016

(Vox) – Last month, Johns Hopkins selected the first wounded soldier to undergo a penis transplant in the US. The young man, whose name hasn’t been made public, lost most of his penis in an explosion overseas. According to the Defense Department’s trauma registry, this is not uncommon: 1,367 troops sustained injuries to the genitals between 2001 and 2013. Nearly all the men were under the age of 35 at the time of their injuries.

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