From next year, uterus transplants are being trialled in Australia. But it’s likely to be a while before they becomes mainstream clinical treatment.
As womb transplants move from science fiction to science fact, we need to consider some ethical dilemmas.
Fertility treatments might be designed to improve rather than save lives but that doesn’t mean they shouldn’t be publicly funded.
The advent of womb transplants raises serious issues of consent for organ donors.
Uterus transplants could make giving birth a possibility for thousands of infertile women.
Many women believe that experiencing pregnancy is a key component of motherhood.
Dhini van Heeren
On a weekend in mid-September 2012, a team of gynaecologists and transplant specialists at Sahlgrenska University Hospital in Sweden, performed two uterus transplants with living donors. In both cases…