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Womb transplants to become a reality

Doctors at a New York hospital plan the first uterus transplant with the aim of getting the recipient of the donated womb, pregnant.  The medical adventure is not without ethical controversies and technical difficulties though especially as the uterus will be removed from dead donors, in the same way that most other organ transplants take place.

However, in this scenario, the plan is to then remove the womb after the woman gives birth to reduce the requirement for anti-rejection drugs for the rest of her life.

Linda Parkinson-Hardman

Transformational counsellor, coach and women's health advocate. Professionally I'm an information scientist who specialises in change management, culture change and adoption of digital technologies in large enterprises and organisations. 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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