Womb transplant may be new fertility treatment

Women who have difficulties conceiving due to uterine problems may one day have access to a healthy womb via transplantation – a procedure that’s currently under investigation.

One woman in Turkey has already received a uterus transplant, which has been functional for at least 8 menstrual periods.  The ultimate test of functionality though will be a successful pregnancy.

The original investigation into uterus transplantation began over 4 years ago.  Unfortunately, researchers were unable to access enough funds to pursue the project.

However, interest in the procedure has been renewed as a result of the successful transplant in Turkey.

Investigators estimate that if the procedure proves to be safe and effective, it may be accessible to patients within the next 2 years.

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