Be the first to like.

Share

The world’s first baby born by a uterus transplant from a deceased donor is healthy and nearing her first birthday, according to a new case study published Tuesday in the Lancet.

Uterus transplants have become more common in recent years, resulting in 11 live births around the world. But all of the other successful deliveries so far have been made possible by living donors — often women who opt to donate their uterus to a close friend or family member without one. The birth resulting from the case detailed in the Lancet, which took place at Brazil’s Hospital das Clínicas last December, is both the first in the world to involve a uterus from a deceased woman, and the first from any uterus transplant in Latin America.

…continue reading ‘The First Baby Has Been Born After a Uterus Transplant From a Deceased Donor’

Thumb image via TIME Divulgação Hospital das Clínicas da FMUSP

Be the first to like.

Share
TIME

Tags: , , , ,

Leave a Reply