Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

Editor: Gerry W. Beyer
Texas Tech Univ. School of Law

A Member of the Law Professor Blogs Network

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Experimental Womb Transplants Successful So Far

Womb1

In the first major experiment of its kind, Swedish doctors have successfully transplanted wombs into nine women, who will soon try to become pregnant.  The nine women, most in their 30s, were born without a uterus or had it removed. 

In an effort to allow childbearing, womb transplants are the first transplant intended to be temporary.  Two previous attempts to transplant a womb failed to produce babies, but the efforts in Sweden are the most advanced operations yet.

See Malin Rising, Swedish Doctors Transplant Wombs into 9 Women, MSN News, Jan. 13, 2014.

Special thanks to David S. Luber (Florida Probate Attorney) for bringing this article to my attention.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/2014/01/experimental-womb-transplants-successful-so-far.html

Current Affairs | Permalink

TrackBack URL for this entry:

http://www.typepad.com/services/trackback/6a00d8341bfae553ef019b04b4d2fe970d

Listed below are links to weblogs that reference Experimental Womb Transplants Successful So Far:

Comments

Post a comment