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Insane Medicine – Uterine Transplant and successful subsequent pregnancy!?

 

Insane medicine - Number 7 is the uterus -
Insane medicine – Number 7 is the uterus –

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  • The first successful pregnancy after a transplantation of a uterus will give hope to those who can afford such a procedure if they lack a functioning uterus. Of course, the cost of that procedure would be quite excessive!
  • Mats Brännström, MD, at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, documented their successful transplant the  subsequent childbirth of a 36 year old female with Rokitansky syndrome, an affliction in which the woman is born without a uterus. The transplant was from a 61 year old woman who donated her uterus!
  • The woman became pregnant through in-vitro fertilization within a year of the transplant. She was taking triple immunosuppression medications (tacrolimus, azathioprine, and corticosteroids) to protect against rejection.  She had one minor rejection episode during the pregnancy.
  • The baby was born at 31 weeks via c-section due to preeclampsia in the mother, a condition of high blood pressure and protein in the urine that affects some mothers. It can harm the fetus and mother. The baby was completely normal!!
  • Do you think that a man could receive that transplant and have a baby?