First Uterus Transplant in US Offers Hope to Thousands of Infertile Women

This sort of thing used to be inconceivable… 😀

A team of surgeons at the Cleveland Clinic have performed the first uterus transplant in the United States. A 26-year-old woman underwent the nine-hour operation on Wednesday, setting the stage for a future pregnancy—and what might possibly become a routine procedure in US hospitals.

Source: First Uterus Transplant in US Offers Hope to Thousands of Infertile Women

C’mon, there’s worse puns like “Dr. OBGYN, at your cervix”.  See! 🙂

For those reading this, thinking “All this just so she can experience being pregnant, instead of, you know, just adopting or using a surrogate.”…

Adopting a newborn is insanely expensive, and difficult. Rules around biological parents varies depending where you are, and there’s a lot of competition to get a newborn vs a child.

The temporary aspect is interesting too – it means surgery and all that entails, but apparently alleviates the need for anti-rejection drugs so there’s likely more to that than just cost.  Which I bet doesn’t please pharmaceuticals…

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