Cleveland surgeons perform nation's first uterus transplant

2016-02-26 12:00
A team of Cleveland Clinic transplant surgeons and gynecological surgeons perform the nation’s first uterus transplant during a nine-hour surgery in Cleveland, February 24 2016. (Cleveland Clinic Center, AP)

A team of Cleveland Clinic transplant surgeons and gynecological surgeons perform the nation’s first uterus transplant during a nine-hour surgery in Cleveland, February 24 2016. (Cleveland Clinic Center, AP)

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Cleveland – Surgeons in Cleveland say they have performed the nation's first uterus transplant, a new frontier that aims to give women who lack wombs a chance at pregnancy.

In a statement on Thursday, the Cleveland Clinic said the nine-hour surgery was performed a day earlier on a 26-year-old woman, using a uterus from a deceased donor.

The hospital had long been planning for such a surgery, announcing last fall that it would attempt 10 such transplants in a clinical trial. The hospital said it wouldn't release any more details about the transplant until a press conference next week.

Other countries have tried womb transplants – and Sweden reported the first successful birth in 2014, with a total of five healthy babies so far.

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