What next after chopping off of manhood?
Men and their manhood can be parted.
Not their feeling of being a man, no, their male member. That which makes them… well… male.
If you live in certain parts of Kenya, this reality is becoming more and more frightening, and the cancer is spreading.
I remember watching on TV a few years ago a story about a young Luhya boy who lost his manhood during circumcision when the bearer of the scalpel slipped and sliced off a big chunk of his penis.
That was a freak accident and people came from all corners of the country to help the boy, before no time the boy had a ‘new’ penis thanks to the wonders of modern medicine, namely reconstructive surgery.
But recently, we have been treated to the news of people losing their manhoods to their wives and some to gangs (who steal just the manhood and run).
Just Sunday, a man in Embu was attacked in his house, as he slept with his two children and young wife, by a four-man gang who chopped of his member and ran away with it.
That’s right folks, they took it and ran, lest he wanted to reattach it on his person again.
But fear not, ladies and gentlemen. News from down south confirm that a 21-year-old man was able to impregnate his girlfriend after losing his penis and acquiring a shiny new one through penis transplant.
First of all, I commend the girlfriend for staying with this lucky chap despite his predicament.
Secondly, I appreciate that this is welcome good news to folks in Nyeri and environs who may have lost their members to jealous wives or strange gangs.
But how exactly does a reconstructed or transplanted penis work?
Dr Andrew Kramer, a urologist at the University of Maryland Medical Center while speaking to Live Science said that A penis transplant is a tricky operation in which so many things could go wrong.
“Historically, they haven’t ever worked — that’s been the issue. There’s so many moving parts to the whole thing,” Kramer told Live Science.
“The penis is anatomically complicated: Half is in the body, half is outside; it doesn’t just stick to the skin,” Kramer said.
Dr Kramer further added that the physical appearance of a transplanted penis is important for a successful operation.
According to Kramer, doctors, during penis reconstruction, take muscle tissue from another part of the body and construct a penis, which may not have the sensation of the original penis thus the man retains sensation in the part of the penis that is left.
Though the South African man’s transplanted penis may be functional in the sense that it is a conduit for ejaculate and urine, that’s no guarantee it looks, feels or even operates like an undamaged penis, Kramer said in an article first published in Live Science.
The South African man is the second person to have received a penis transplant, and the first to have impregnated a woman.
A previous penis transplant recipient in China asked to have his removed after a severely negative psychological response, CNN reported.
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