Mother-to-daughter Uterus Transplants!

This past weekend, surgeons at the University of Gothenburg, in Sweden, performed not one but two mother-to-daughter uterus transplants! Both recipients are in their 30s and had IVF started before surgery, so that their own eggs can be implanted in their new uteruses (the ones that they themselves were born from!). Though the donors and recipients are recovering well, doctors are careful to say that they will not consider the operations complete successes “until this results in children.” One recipient was born without a uterus and the other had hers removed because of cervical cancer. These aren’t the first uterus transplants, nor the first with live donors, but they are the first mother-to-daughter transplants. Very cool.

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