May 2016: First U.S. Penis Transplant
Here's a slideshow depicting the major science and disaster news events of May 2016.
1. Canada Wildfire: 88,000 Evacuated 2. NASA Announces 1,200 New Planets 3. First U.S. Penis Transplant 4. EgyptAir Plane Disappears 5. Boy Rescued, Gorilla Shot at Cincinnati Zoo
- First U.S. Penis Transplant
- The success of an first-time experimental surgery will determine future availability for U.S. cancer patients and veterans with injuries to the pelvic region. On May 8, 2016, a man named Thomas Manning is the first man to receive a penis transplant at the Massachusetts General Hospital. Manning's recovery from the surgery is going well; John Hopkins University School of Medicine is also hoping to start providing the surgery soon.
- Photo source: AP Photo/Elise Amendola