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Tuesday, January 16, 2007

N.Y. doctors planning for uterus transplant

Procedure might enable pregnancy for cancer survivors, others
Associated Press Posted January 16 2007
A New York hospital is taking steps to offer the nation's first uterus transplant, a radical experiment that might allow women whose wombs were removed or are defective to bear children.
The wombs would come from dead donors, just as most other organs do, and would be removed after the recipient gives birth so she would not need anti-rejection drugs her whole life.
The hospital's ethics board has conditionally approved the plans, although the hospital's president warned women not to have false hopes because a transplant is not expected "any time in the near future."

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