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The Downsides of Uterus Transplants

When I renewed my driver's license, I was asked if I wanted to remain an organ donor. These days, women who agree to be organ donors may not anticipate a new type of donation: their uterus.

Some women have absolute factor infertility due to cancer treatment or to being born without a uterus. Medical researchers have tried for years to solve this understandably grievous problem, their efforts culminating in the only presently feasible solution: a uterus transplant.

The technology is still very new. The first "womb transplant baby" was born less than two years ago, in late 2014, in Sweden. The birth of baby Vincent followed years of failures in animal trials, but since then,...


is the Executive Director of The Center for Bioethics & Human Dignity in Deerfield, Illinois.

This article originally appeared in Salvo, Issue #36, Spring 2016 Copyright © 2024 Salvo |


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