Swedish doctors give nine women womb transplants

This is so close to my heart. I belong to a group of women that have been born without uterus. And I feel this is a great story for them to read and share.


Nine women hope to become pregnant after receiving womb transplants in pioneering surgery.

The women, mostly in their 30s, were either born without a uterus or had it removed because of cervical cancer.

They are part of the first major experiment to test whether it is possible to transplant wombs into women so they can give birth to their own children.

They were given transplanted wombs from living relatives, including one from a mother to daughter, by doctors in Sweden.

There have been two previous attempts to transplant a womb – in Turkey and Saudi Arabia – but both failed to produce babies.

Scientists in Britain, Hungary and elsewhere are also planning similar operations but the efforts in Sweden are the most advanced.

Dr Mats Brannstrom said many already had their periods six weeks after the transplants – an early sign that the wombs were healthy and functioning.

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