When the Cleveland Clinic in the United States announced it would be performing uterus transplant surgeries on women who were born without a womb, or whose uteri are malfunctioning, many people began to wonder if this medical progression could be replicated in men.
Yahoo Health has reported that the answer to this is yes. In theory it is possible for men to receive a uterus, carry a baby to term and give birth. The era of male pregnancy is closer than one might think.
“My guess is five, ten years away, maybe sooner,” says Dr Karine Chung, director of the fertility preservation programme at the University of Southern California’s Keck School of Medicine. “Today, medical advances allow transgender women adjust their biochemistry to suppress male hormones and introduce female hormones, have breasts that can lactate, and obtain surgically constructed vaginas that include a 'neoclitoris', which allows sensation.”