Womb Transplants


An exciting new transplant experiment that could change many women’s lives from not being able to get pregnant to having a womb planted in their stomach so they can have a baby.

This wonderful operation has happened to nine Swedish women, who were born without a uterus or had it removed because of cervical cancer. The women are in their mid-thirties and are fortunate to be part of the first major experiment to test whether it’s possible to transplant wombs into women so they can give birth to their own children.

Doctors have always transplanted different parts of human bodies such as, faces, hands, etc, but will womb transplant work?

“This is a new kind of surgery,” Dr. Mats Brannstrom told The Associated Press in an interview from Goteborg, “We have no textbook to look at.”

He said the nine womb recipients were doing well and signs are showing that the wombs are healthy and functioning.

Women got interviewed to see what the thought about the new transplant.

“If this had been possible when I was younger, no doubt I would have been interested,” said Lise Gimre, who has two foster children, she also commented that the only option for women like her have biological children is via surrogacy, which is illegal in many European countries, including Norway and Sweden.

Let’s hope the transplants are successful.