First baby born to woman with uterus transplanted from deceased donor

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For the first time, a baby has been born to a woman who received a uterus transplant from a deceased donor, according to Hospital das Clínicas at the University of São Paulo School of Medicine in Brazil.

The Brazilian team followed protocols established by Dr. Mats Brännström and his team at the University of Gothenburg in Sweden, where the first successful uterus transplant, that one from a living donor, was performed in 2013. That recipient mother gave birth in 2014.

The donor, a 45-year-old ...

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Penn Medicine launches first clinical trial for uterine transplant in the northeast

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PHILADELPHIA – Penn Medicine will conduct the Northeast’s first clinical trial of uterine transplants, to provide women with Uterine Factor Infertility (UFI) – an irreversible form of female infertility that affects as many as 5 percent of women worldwide and 50,000 women in the United States – with a new path to parenthood. A woman with UFI cannot carry a pregnancy either because she was born without a uterus, has had the organ surgically removed, or has a uterus that ...

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