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Latest News from the ISSM - June 15, 2018 Member Login
U.S. Veteran Receives World's First Penis and Scrotum Transplant

Surgeons at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore performed the world's first penis and scrotum transplant last March. 

The recipient was a U.S. military veteran who had been wounded by an improvised explosive device in Afghanistan. 

During the 14-hour operation, a team of 11 surgeons transplanted the penis, scrotum (without testes), and part of the abdominal wall from a deceased donor. They had been preparing for the surgery for five years. 

Surgeons were "optimistic" that the patient would regain urinary and sexual function. 

Learn more about the procedure here. 

Promote Your Practice with the ISSM Find a Provider Tool

Is your practice included in the ISSM's Find a Provider tool? 

If not, we encourage you submit your listing!  

This directory allows patients to find sexual medicine specialists in their local area. It is searchable by name, organization, city, state, and country.

Creating your listing is simple: 

  • Log in to the Members Only section of the ISSM website. 
  • Click on the My ISSM link and choose My ISSM Profile.
  • Update your profile information and complete the Fields for Find a Provider section.
  • Make sure the Publish My Data in the Search Provider Tool field is set to yes.

Be sure to keep your information current. Members using the Find a Provider tool are responsible for updating their information as appropriate.

Your Find a Provider listing one of the many benefits available to ISSM members. Not a member? It's easy to join! 

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