Swedish doctors perform 9 womb transplants
January 14 , 2014
A team of Swedish doctors have made history by successfully transplanting nine wombs. Nine women received the wombs from their relatives in this controversial procedure, which doctors say is dangerous for the donors.
Considering that the transplanted wombs are not connected to the women's fallopian tubes, old-fashioned pregnancies may not be a possibility but they can certainly have their own eggs create embryos through in-vitro fertilization. Moreover, the wombs are required to be removed after two pregnancies so the women can discontinue to take anti-rejection drugs.
"This is a new kind of surgery," a lead doctor said. "We have no textbook to look at." He mentioned that most of these women got their periods as early as six weeks after the procedure.