A Texas mom recently gave birth after the first ever successful uterine transplant. The woman, who has remained anonymous, was born without a uterus. The transplant was a first for U.S. doctors who replicated a previously successful operation done by Swedish doctors in 2014. The transplant uses donated uteri from various sources - some family, some random donors, and in some cases, cadavers.
Baylor University Medical Center. Doctors at Baylor University Hospital say a woman has just given birth from a successfully transplanted uterus. The event marks the first time in U.S. history. Swedish doctors had done the same surgery successfully in 2014.
The Transplant. The uterine transplant involves surgically inserting a donated uterus into a woman who is trying to conceive but can't. The surgery itself is actually meant to be a temporary transplant.
The Study. The woman is part of a clinical study being done by doctors at Baylor University. They have transplanted eight of a total ten transplants so far that will all be used as part of their clinical trial to help women with fertility issues attempt pregnancy with a new - temporary - uterus.