Women receive womb transplants

Women with significant fertility problems may have a new way to allow them to become pregnant: a womb transplant. Nine women in Sweden have received womb transplants from Dr. Mats Brannstrom and a team from the University of Gothenberg as part of a groundbreaking fertility project.

The new surgery targets women who are unable to conceive because they don't have a uterus, either due to having had a hysterectomy from cervical cancer or because they were born without a uterus. With the transplant, using organs from living relatives, the uterus is not connected to the Fallopian tubes so the women cannot conceive naturally. However, they can receive IVF treatment using their own eggs.

The women, mostly in their 30s, are some of the first to undergo this surgery to see if it’s possible to conceive with a transplanted womb. Previous womb transplant attempts in Saudi Arabia and Turkey have failed.

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Sourced from: bbc.co.uk, Nine Swedish women receive womb transplants