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Medical Researchers Making Progress On Uterus Transplants

Uterus transplants have been thus far unsuccessful because the transplanted uteri do not maintain a blood supply strong enough to keep a fetus alive. But now British medical researchers may have solved that problem. The Guardian reports:

They have worked out how to transplant a womb with a good blood supply which could mean it lasts long enough to carry a pregnancy to term.[...]

Their most recent study involved five donor rabbits and five recipients, which were operated on at the Royal Veterinary College in London.

Five rabbits received a womb using a "vascular patch technique" which connected major blood vessels, including the aorta.

Of the five, two rabbits lived to 10 months and examinations after death showed the transplants were a success.


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I think you all might feel very different if you were in another persons position I am a 21 year old who had a hysterectomy at the age of 19 after the birth of my 1st child it's easy to say "just go adopt" to someone when you know you yourself can have all of the biological children YOU want.If there is hope out there for the many women like me what a tragedy it would be to stop the research because ignorant people say "it's selfish,a waste, and these women should just concentrate on cleaning up other peoples messes" If you could all put yourselves in the situation so many of us women are in you may find yourself counting down the days until uterine transplants are available too. To the many doctors at work please keep fighting-for me and all of the others like me
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I agree with blessedblogger! I have 3 beautiful children and my husband and I wanted more. Due to an a horrible infection after my csection I had an emergency hysterectomy at 25. I have been sent into menopause and it is horrible. Never in my life did I expect to experience menopause at 25. My husband and I struggle daily with this. If we had the choice of having a uterine transplant I would gladly try just to experience carrying another child. It is the most wonderful experience in the world!!!!
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I want to have a baby for my husband we have adotp two children but we are have too problem with the girl so we to have our own baby by gods name.That why I uterus transplant
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I dont think anyone of you can comment that people are wasting their time on research or anything like that unless you are infertile yourself you would have no idea what it is like to be told that you cannot carry your own child. I have had a baby via Gestational surrogacy but if given the chance I would opt for a uterus transplant, it would be amazing to be able to experience a pregnancy and child birth. There are so many people out there that are desperate to have a baby, and who are any of you to take that away from them. It might not be life threatening not to be able to carry your baby but it doesnt mean that its not one of the hardest things you will ever go through in your life. People get cosmetic surgery everyday, this too had to be researched and I dont hear anyone complaining about that!
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I am a 25 yr old woman who had to have a hysto due to a doctor misdiagnosing endometriosis on my cervex. So please dont tell me we need more GP if I had went to one of those I probably would have been told it was cancer or some bull shit. The doctors in this country make enough mistakes on a daily baisis do we really need the goverment in there too? and before anyone says anything yes I pay for my own medical care, and I would gladly pay to get a new uterus if for no other reason than to feel like a whole woman again and at least be able to offer my husband his own child since I have two of my own.
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