Doctors claim to have for the first time in human history transplanted a uterus into a male. The implications of this procedure are groundbreaking.
First off, now transgenders may be able to get pregnant. And second . . . well we’re not sure what else doctors are planning on doing with this.
Here’s how the website STUFF.co.nz is reporting it:
That’s right, men and transgender women could theoretically receive a uterus, carry a baby to term, and give birth in the next decade thanks to recent medical advancements in reproductive transplant surgery.
“My guess is five, 10 years away, maybe sooner,” Dr Karine Chung, director of the fertility preservation program at the University of Southern California’s Keck School of Medicine, told Yahoo Health.
While the surgery is “still considered highly experimental” according to Cleveland Clinic doctor Tommaso Falcone, a Swedish research team from the University of Gothenberg has performed nine uterus transplants to date, achieving five pregnancies and four live births.
“The exciting work from the investigators in Sweden demonstrated that uterine transplantation can result in the successful delivery of healthy infants,” says Cleveland Clinic lead investigator Andreas Tzakis.