Nine Women Receive Groundbreaking Womb Transplants  |  January 15, 2014

Doctors in Sweden have transplanted wombs from living relatives into nine women with the hopes that they will soon become pregnant.  Women in the study, mostly in their 30s, were born without a uterus or had it removed due to cancer.

Similar procedures were attempted in Turkey and Saudi Arabia; however, both efforts failed to produce babies. Dr. Mats Brannstrom, who is leading the initiative in Sweden, stressed that this is a research study and the possibility of pregnancy remains to be seen.

This innovative surgery, if proven successful, could provide hope to women who were previously unable to conceive.

Click here to read more about this pioneering transplant study.

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