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Friday, January 17, 2014

A Succesfully Uterus Transplant in Sweden

Nine women in Sweden have successfully undergone uterine grafts from their relatives in an experimental procedure that is ethically sparked criticism. The women will now be trying to get pregnant with their new womb, according to the head of doctors team who led the pioneering project.
In this April 4, 2012 photo made available by the University of Goteborg in Sweden, the Swedish research team practices before the operations to transplant wombs at the Sahlgrenska Hospital in Goteborg, Sweden. Nine women in Sweden have successfully received transplanted wombs donated from relatives and will soon try to become pregnant, the doctor in charge of the pioneering project has revealed. (Picture from: http://www.cbsnews.com/)
The nine women were born without a uterus or womb has been discarded due to uterine cancer. Most of them aged around 30 years and is part of the first major experiments to test the possibility of uterine transplants for women to give birth to their own child. Many countries in Europe, including Sweden , prohibiting the practice of surrogated mother.

An organ transplants to save lives such as the heart, liver and stomach have been conducted for decades, and many doctors are now also perform a hand transplant, face and other body parts to improve the quality of life. Graft uterus - which is temporary to give birth to a child - is pushing the boundaries of existing and sparked criticism.

Uterus transplant efforts ever performed twice - in Turkey and Saudi Arabia - but failed to produce a baby. Scientists in the UK, Hungary and many other countries are also planning a similar procedure but the trials in Sweden it is the most advanced.. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | VOA NEWS]
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