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Penile prosthesis are devices that are implanted completely within the body. They produce an erection-like state that enables the man who has one of these implants to have normal sexual intercourse.

A penile prosthesis is also used in the final stage of plastic surgery phalloplasty to complete female to male (transman) gender reassignment surgery, as well as during total phalloplasty for adult and child patients that need male genital modification.

Two types of penile prosthesis include:

Paired flexible rods, usually made of medical-grade silicone, are implanted within both erection chambers to produce a degree of permanent penile rigidity or firmness. 

Inflatable penile prosthesis are fluid-filled devices that can be inflated for erection. They are the most natural feeling of penile implants, as they allow control of rigidity and size.

This information was compiled with help from the American Urological Association. 

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