Via Mail Online:
A 39-year-old security guard born without a penis is set to become one of the first men in the world to be given an entirely new manhood – made from his arm.
Andrew Wardle, from Stalybridge, Greater Manchester, was born with an ectopic bladder, meaning it formed on the outside of his body.
He had testicles but not a penis and, while he had a successful operation as a child to move his bladder to where it should be, his lack of manhood remained.
But all that is set to change after surgeons at University College London agreed to a complicated three-part operation, involving the transfer of skin from his forearm.
Speaking to The Sun, Mr Wardle said: “I never thought this day would come and I still can’t believe it is possible for me to actually have a fully functioning penis. If it’s a success, I can finally start living like a normal man. Things like having sex and starting a family, something which so many people take for granted, could actually become a possibility”.