Medical journal ‘The Lancet’ has just published an article describing the very first live birth following uterine transplantation from a deceased donor, carried out in São Paulo, Brazil. The transplant recipient was born with Mayer-Rokitansky-Küster-Hauser syndrome, a congenital disorder which prevents development of the uterus.
The patient, who underwent IVF seven months post-transplant, gave birth in December 2017 to a healthy baby girl at 36 weeks of gestation. While uterine transplantation may offer an alternative to surrogacy for women born without a uterus, it is still regarded as an experimental procedure, and remains available only in highly specialized centres.
However, this study marks an important advance for the treatment of congenital uterine infertility. To read further details please click on the links below: