Groundbreaking study: uterine transplants

Women suffering from uterine factor infertility (UFI) cannot carry a pregnancy because they were born without a uterus, have lost their uterus, or have a uterus that no longer functions. A recently announced research study by the famed Cleveland Clinic will perform uterus transplants in 10 women with UFI, which is breaking new ground in the United States.

The exact incidence of UFI is unknown, but experts estimate that it affects thousands of women of childbearing age worldwide. Transplant may be their only option for pregnancy. In 2014, researchers in Sweden, teaming with the Cleveland Clinic, have performed nine uterus transplants, achieving five pregnancies and four live births.

You can read more about this potentially game-changing study at the Cleveland Clinic web site.

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