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Massachusetts man receives country's first penis transplant

Thomas Manning lost his penis to cancer in 2012. After a 15-hour surgery this month, he has become the first person in the United States to receive a penis transplant.

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Thomas Manning, 64, of Halifax, Mass., is the first person in the U.S. to receive a penis transplant.

Massachusetts General Hospital

A Boston hospital announced Monday that it had performed the country's first penis transplant.

Massachusetts General Hospital surgeons spent 15 hours earlier this month giving Thomas Manning, 64, of Halifax, Mass., a new penis after he lost his own to cancer, the hospital said in a statement. The organ was from a deceased donor. Manning is now recovering, and surgeons say they are "cautiously optimistic" that he will regain urinary and potentially sexual function.

The world's first successful penis transplant took place in South Africa in 2014, CBS News reported.