A surgeon is creating a bionic vagina using the intestine of a pig.
The artificial organ was developed by using the farm animal's tissue alongside the stem cells from a patient.
The groundbreaking project is being led by scientist Alexander Seifalian, and it could help transform the lives of women with vaginal disorders and those suffering with vaginal cancer or injuries.
Although only at an experimental stage at the moment, Seifalian is currently working on perfecting the female reproductive organ at his London-based bio-science laboratory, NanoRegMed.
According to the Daily Star newspaper, he said: ''The construct will be taken from the operating theatre and inserted into the patient.
''It will then be integrated into surrounding tissue and be a normal organ.''
Seifalian's work follows on from Dr. Anthony Atala in America who, along with his team, grew artificial vaginas and implanted them into four teenage patients between 2005 and 2008.