Discovery Life sets June air date for “Man With No Penis”

Discovery Life Channel has set a June premiere for its hour-long doc The Man WIth No Penis, which follows the struggles of Andrew Wardle, who was born with a rare physical condition.
May 21, 2015

Discovery Life Channel has set a June air date for its hour-long doc The Man With No Penis, which follows the struggles of Andrew Wardle, who was born with a rare physical condition.

Filmed over the course of a year, the previously announced film - produced by Chameleon TV and True North – charts Wardle’s confessions to friends, family, past girlfriends and his current partner that he was born with testicles, but no penis.

The 40-year-old was born with a bladder exstrophy, which causes the organ to grow outside of his body. Though doctors fixed his bladder, his penis never developed. New advancements in gender reconstruction surgery, however, could make it possible for Wardle to have a functioning penis built from the skin, blood vessels and nerves in his arm.

The Man With No Penis - which debuts on the net on June 13 at 10 p.m. EST/PST – follows Wardle through various medical consultations and procedures, as well as meetings with others who have suffered from similar conditions and undergone the same surgery.

The doc was commissioned by Sarah ThorntonMark Procter is exec producing for Discovery Networks International.

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