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posted by martyb on Tuesday December 05, @07:30PM   Printer-friendly
from the new-baby-boomers dept.

A woman in the U.S. has given birth in the last month after having successfully received a uterus transplant in September 2016. This follows an unsuccessful uterus transplant performed at the Cleveland Clinic in February 2016:

For the first time in the United States, a woman who had a uterus transplant has given birth.

The mother, who was born without a uterus, received the transplant from a living donor last year at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas, and had a baby boy there last month, the hospital said on Friday.

At the family's request, their name, hometown and the date of the birth are being withheld to protect their privacy, according to Julie Smith, a spokeswoman for the hospital, which is part of Baylor Scott & White Health.

Since 2014, eight other babies have been born to women who had uterus transplants, all in Sweden, at the Sahlgrenska University Hospital in Gothenburg.

[...] At Baylor, eight women have had transplants, including the new mother, in a clinical trial designed to include 10 patients. One recipient is pregnant, and two others — one of whom received her transplant from a deceased donor — are trying to conceive. Four other transplants failed after the surgery, and the organs had to be removed, said Dr. Giuliano Testa, principal investigator of the research project and surgical chief of abdominal transplantation.

"We had a very rough start, and then hit the right path," Dr. Testa said in a telephone interview. "Who paid for it in a certain way were the first three women. I feel very thankful for their contribution, more so than I can express."

Up to 50,000 women may be candidates for uterus transplants.

Also at Newsweek, Time, and Dallas News.

Related: President of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine Says Transgender Women Could Give Birth


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Two Soylentils wrote in about the failure of the United States' first attempted uterus transplant:

Uterine Transplant Fails

The Cleveland Clinic, in Cleveland, Ohio, has embarked upon a programme of uterine transplantation, with surgeries planned on a total of ten patients. The first recipient, however, has suffered an unspecified "sudden complication" and the transplanted uterus, which was obtained from a cadaver, has been removed.

The first uterine transplant, which was unsuccessful, was performed in 1931. This was the first time the procedure had been attempted in the United States, where it is still considered experimental.

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President of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine Says Transgender Women Could Give Birth 107 comments

Richard Paulson, President of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, has said that transgender women could give birth as soon as "tomorrow" using donated wombs:

Those born with male assigned sex organs cannot conceive children biologically; however, this may soon change, at least according to one fertility expert. Transgender women—those who were assigned male at birth—could give birth as early as "tomorrow," Richard Paulson, an obstetrician-gynecologist and the president of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, said, according to The Telegraph. Thanks to advances in transgender medicine, donated wombs may be able to help transgender women conceive on their own, Paulson said during the society's annual conference in San Antonio, Texas.

Since at least 1999, transgender men have successfully given birth to healthy children, The Washington Post [archive] reports. More recently, Trystan Reese, a transgender man and his partner Biff Chaplow, gave birth to a healthy child last August. Despite their successes, the process is much more complex for transgender women. Primarily because a man's pelvis is a different shape than a woman's, making the birth much more complicated. Still, Paulson insists that it's possible, but notes the birth must be conducted via cesarean section.

"There would be additional challenges, but I don't see any obvious problem that would preclude it," Paulson said. "I personally suspect there are going to be trans women who are going to want to have a uterus and will likely get the transplant."

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  • (Score: 3, Informative) by Gaaark on Tuesday December 05, @07:54PM

    by Gaaark (41) Subscriber Badge on Tuesday December 05, @07:54PM (#605784) Homepage Journal

    Happens a fair amount but OMG!!USA!!!

    USA #1....errrr...USA #9!

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  • (Score: 3, Insightful) by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday December 05, @08:08PM (15 children)

    by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday December 05, @08:08PM (#605791)

    Or you could, you know, adopt. But forget those kids, I need to have my own so I can pass my genetic disorders to the future generations.

    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday December 05, @08:13PM (1 child)

      by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday December 05, @08:13PM (#605795)

      "I know genes. I have the best genes."

      • (Score: 2) by Gaaark on Tuesday December 05, @09:07PM

        by Gaaark (41) Subscriber Badge on Tuesday December 05, @09:07PM (#605814) Homepage Journal

        But you didn't sign in as therealDonaldTrump this time!

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    • (Score: 3, Funny) by SomeGuy on Tuesday December 05, @08:27PM (8 children)

      by SomeGuy (5632) on Tuesday December 05, @08:27PM (#605799)

      Just a reminder "don't forget to have your humans spayed or neutered!". Aw, crap, this is going in the opposite direction. :P

      Next up, penis transplants, because who doesn't need at least 5 dicks?

      • (Score: -1, Troll) by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday December 05, @09:02PM (3 children)

        by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday December 05, @09:02PM (#605813)

        Your mom needs at least 5 different dicks every night to tire her out otherwise her incurable insomnia won't let her sleep.

        • (Score: 2) by Gaaark on Tuesday December 05, @09:08PM

          by Gaaark (41) Subscriber Badge on Tuesday December 05, @09:08PM (#605816) Homepage Journal

          No, she only needs one but I'm already taken.

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        • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday December 05, @09:39PM (1 child)

          by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday December 05, @09:39PM (#605833)

          Really? A mom joke? The end-times are nigh. I wonder if the increasing trolls around here are a result of other sites banning them enough... Or reddit's cleanup of the nastier corners? Did voat go offline or something?

          • (Score: 2) by c0lo on Tuesday December 05, @11:08PM

            by c0lo (156) Subscriber Badge on Tuesday December 05, @11:08PM (#605871)

            It is called senescence. Among others, the mind regresses to infantile ages.

      • (Score: 1) by kurenai.tsubasa on Tuesday December 05, @09:07PM

        by kurenai.tsubasa (5227) on Tuesday December 05, @09:07PM (#605815) Journal

        Here you go! [soylentnews.org]

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      • (Score: 3, Funny) by DeathMonkey on Tuesday December 05, @10:29PM (2 children)

        by DeathMonkey (1380) on Tuesday December 05, @10:29PM (#605857) Journal

        Next up, penis transplants, because who doesn't need at least 5 dicks?

        Not to brag but I totally don't need to worry about that one...

        I know plenty of dicks right here on Soylent!

        • (Score: 3, Funny) by c0lo on Tuesday December 05, @11:13PM (1 child)

          by c0lo (156) Subscriber Badge on Tuesday December 05, @11:13PM (#605874)

          I know plenty of dicks right here on Soylent!

          I'd rather have one (sexualy able) penis than heaps of useless dicks, if you know what I mean.

    • (Score: 1, Insightful) by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday December 05, @10:13PM (1 child)

      by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday December 05, @10:13PM (#605852)

      I despise consumerism, and I sincerely hope humanity can learn to live without destroying its environment, even beyond the level of "let's at least leave something habitable for the future".
      however, I disagree with your attitude to people who want to procreate.
      if someone chooses to not have children, or to have children, that is their choice that nobody can argue with.

      don't act like you know better, whatever your decision. it just makes you look bitter.

      also:
      objectively speaking, species of beings that procreate have a higher chance of survival than species of immortals that do not procreate, so there is an advantage to having children. complaining that people want to propagate their own genetic material is like complaining that the ratio between a circle's circumference and it's radius is an irrational number.

      • (Score: 2) by c0lo on Tuesday December 05, @11:16PM

        by c0lo (156) Subscriber Badge on Tuesday December 05, @11:16PM (#605880)

        don't act like you know better, whatever your decision. it just makes you look bitter.

        Better is a good taste, this one I know bitter.
        Errr... or the other way 'round.

    • (Score: 4, Interesting) by unauthorized on Wednesday December 06, @01:36AM (1 child)

      by unauthorized (3776) on Wednesday December 06, @01:36AM (#605942)

      need

      Yes, need. This is the keyword here, people have a really powerful evolutionary drive to procreate. People do not need to feel ashamed that they choose to fulfill their own needs, rather than to support the children of genetic dead ends who did not have the strength of character to raise their own offspring and abdicated their parenthood responsibilities.

      It is an extremely low blow to guilt trip someone into taking personal responsibility for the well-being of children whose creation they had no choice in. People should not feel ashamed for not choosing to prioritize the needs of others over their own, even if these "others" are orphan children.

      I'm sorry for the plight of everyone who ended up without parents, and this is why I'm in favor of having some of some of my taxes be spent in their upbringing. Any further involvement on anyone's part is a personal choice that people should make for themselves in the court of their own consciousness, without the input of moral authoritarians demanding that they do "the right thing" (tm). Emotional blackmail is morally bankrupt, you shouldn't manipulate other people into making the choices you want them to make.

      • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday December 06, @06:45PM

        by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday December 06, @06:45PM (#606272)

        Seconded because ACs can't mod up :(

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