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posted by martyb on Friday March 11 2016, @03:46PM   Printer-friendly
from the hard-to-take dept.

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.

coverage:

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First Uterus Transplant in the U.S. Fails After Complication

The first ever attempted uterus transplant in the U.S. has failed after an unknown complication occurred:

The Cleveland Clinic says it has removed a transplanted uterus — the first-ever in the U.S. — after the patient suffered from a "sudden complication."

The clinic conducted the landmark operation in late February. As we reported, the procedure is intended to "open up another possible path to parenthood besides surrogacy or adoption for U.S. women who do not have a uterus, or who have a uterus that does not function."

The transplant was part of a study that the clinic says is meant to include 10 women with uterine factor infertility, meaning "they were born without a uterus, have lost their uterus, or have a uterus that no longer functions." The clinic says in a statement that the study will continue despite this setback.

The risky procedure takes into account the chance of the body rejecting the organ by including the administration of anti-rejection drugs throughout the years following the surgery as well as monthly cervical biopsies to check for organ rejection. In vitro fertilization is used to create embryos that will be implanted in the uterus. The transplant is intended to be temporary, and after the successful childbirth of one or two babies the transplanted uterus is either removed by a hysterectomy or allowed to disintegrate. Nine uterus transplants have taken place in Sweden, resulting in 5 pregnancies and 4 births.

Study about the first ever live birth following a uterus transplant: Livebirth after uterus transplantation (DOI: 10.1016/S0140-6736(14)61728-1)


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  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Friday March 11 2016, @04:30PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Friday March 11 2016, @04:30PM (#317061)

    > Having kids is not something you must be able to do.... Meaning, for example, that it should not be paid for by governmental... programs.

    Same with schools.

  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Friday March 11 2016, @06:05PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Friday March 11 2016, @06:05PM (#317100)
    Good education is important in democracies. If you don't understand why, I hope you don't vote ;).
    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday March 12 2016, @05:35AM

      by Anonymous Coward on Saturday March 12 2016, @05:35AM (#317287)

      Jew don underspland scarkasm.

      Clerly.

  • (Score: 3, Insightful) by Runaway1956 on Friday March 11 2016, @08:25PM

    by Runaway1956 (2926) Subscriber Badge on Friday March 11 2016, @08:25PM (#317141) Journal

    Every child must be educated. Not every child must become a parent.

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    ‘Never trust a man whose uncle was eaten by cannibals’
    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Friday March 11 2016, @08:33PM

      by Anonymous Coward on Friday March 11 2016, @08:33PM (#317142)

      For thousands of years kids did not receive the privileged education they get today. It's completely unnecessary and the government shouldn't be paying for it.

      • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Friday March 11 2016, @09:25PM

        by Anonymous Coward on Friday March 11 2016, @09:25PM (#317172)

        For thousands of years the life expectancy was below 50 years, you were lucky if you survived past the age of 5, and the local warlord practically owned your life.

      • (Score: 2) by tangomargarine on Friday March 11 2016, @09:28PM

        by tangomargarine (667) on Friday March 11 2016, @09:28PM (#317176)

        For thousands of years kids did not receive the privileged education they get today.

        Yeah, and for thousands of years civilization was generally shitty. I mean fuck, we didn't even grudgingly stop trying to prevent black people from voting* until the sixties! And even then they had to send in the National Guard to physically [wikipedia.org] force [wikipedia.org] people (governors!) down south to stop being racist assholes.

        Being educated is not optional for 21st century society. How *much* education is. A populace with less education is generally easier to control and take advantage of.

        *Yes this is probably oversimplifying the problem and racism still exists. You know what I mean.

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        • (Score: 2) by tangomargarine on Friday March 11 2016, @09:37PM

          by tangomargarine (667) on Friday March 11 2016, @09:37PM (#317185)

          Armed escort

          Woodrow Wilson Mann, the mayor of Little Rock, asked President Eisenhower to send federal troops to enforce integration and protect the nine students. On September 24, the President ordered the 101st Airborne Division of the United States Army—without its black soldiers, who rejoined the division a month later—to Little Rock and federalized the entire 10,000-member Arkansas National Guard, taking it out of the hands of Faubus.[8]

          Oh for fuck's sake. In Little Rock, they had to send in the actual army, because the governor had called out the state National Guard to block the integration.

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