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First womb transplant takes place in woman

Gynaecologists in Saudi Arabia have reported the first successful transplant of a womb (uterus). The womb was given to a woman who had had a hysterectomy following life threatening bleeding after a caesarean section was performed previously.  Unfortunately, the transplant had to be removed after 99 days due to complications, although the woman who had undergone the transplant was reported to have had two normal periods before the womb was removed. However, British experts were less convinced that the operation could ever be permanently successful.

IJoGO, (March) 2002, 76; pp245 – 251)

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Linda Parkinson-Hardman

Transformational coach and founder of the Hysterectomy Association. Professionally I'm an information scientist who specialises in the adoption and engagement of digital technologies. I am a writer and author of nine books to date, and I've edited a further seven; phew what a lot for a Thursday afternoon :-)

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