The first U.S. penis transplant didn’t save a life, but it vastly improved one, opening a frontier for complex transplants.
Antirejection medicines may someday be unnecessary for transplant patients. But some body parts pose more of a challenge than others.
These medical breakthroughs made a penis transplant possible.
A shortfall has repercussions in policy and an international black market.
Transplant surgeon Amy Friedman argues: Since we can’t get enough organs for free, why not pay for them?