Cleveland Clinic to Test Uterus Transplants
It could be the mother of medical innovations. The Ohio hospital will soon attempt the first American transplant of its kind, giving hope to those with uterine factor infertility, a condition where a woman is born without a uterus or has it removed. In a forthcoming study, doctors will perform the surgery — which only Sweden has successfully carried out so far — on 10 women. A year after the procedure, frozen fertilized embryos will be implanted into the healed wombs, which will be removed again after one or two successful births.