First uterus transplant clinical trial in Australia begins

The RPA team has been granted ethics approval to pursue the program.

“For the donor it’s quite a significant hysterectomy, so we’re removing the uterus but also the cervix and the top part of the vagina,” said chief investigator Dr Anthony Marren, an expert in reproductive endocrinology and infertility.

Uterus transplants is a rapidly evolving field of medicine and overseas there have been 70 transplants involving live and deceased donors. It has also resulted in the birth of 16 babies.

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