Sunday, January 26, 2014

Swedish Womb Transplant Update

One of the nine women who received uterus transplants in Sweden earlier this year has now had a fertilized embryo transferred into her body. The embryo is from the woman's own egg, so if it implants and if she can carry to term, the resultant baby would be her genetic child. The woman suffered from MRKH syndrome, which prevents proper uterine development but does not affect ovaries or eggs. The donated uterus came from the woman's own mother, so if the procedure works, she would not only be the first woman to bear a live child with a donor uterus, but also the first woman to bear a child with the uterus from which she, herself, earlier emerged.

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