In 2014, the first child was born following uterus transplantation, two years after the transplant. Although uterine transplant is still in the experimental phase, it is a promising potential treatment for women suffering from infertility due to uterine causes. See our special report of the risks and bioethical implication of uterus transplant for the donor, the woman and the child.
Roughly 1 in every 500 women suffers infertility of uterine origin, and around 80,000 women in the United States may be experiencing this problem. A recent study (see HERE) evaluated some sociological aspects of this topic, highlighting the interest aroused by transplantation in many women with uterine problems. According to the authors, this is the first study to show the interest of many women in this practice.
Uterus transplant is without a doubt a medically promising technique but we should not forget the bioethical problems of uterine transplantation. We made a uterus transplantation evaluation in a preview report, in relation to both the donor as well as the recipient and the child (see HERE ).