The New York Times profiled a team of six doctors who could potentially be the first to successfully implement uterus transplants.The major medical innovation would allow female organ donors to donate their uteruses and could potentially change the way in which those who are infertile are able to conceive children.
According to the New York Times article, women who were born without a uterus, had it removed, or have uterine damage will be eligible for transplants. “The transplants will be temporary: The uterus would be removed after the recipient has had one or two babies, so she can stop taking transplant anti-rejection drugs,” explains The New York Times.
Doctors will be performing up to 10 procedures before debating whether it is a safe, viable option for women looking to have children. The procedure itself, if the uterus is accepted by the receiving female, does present potential dangers — the female will be exposed to drugs and as a result so will the child, the implications of which are still unknown.
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