A leading British surgeon has called for transgender women to be entitled to womb transplants so they can have their own babies.
Late late year doctors in Brazil celebrated the birth of the world’s first baby born using a womb transplanted from a deceased donor to a woman.
It comes just four years after the world’s first womb transplant baby from a live donor was born in Sweden in 2014.
Surgeon Christopher Inglefield, founder of the London Transgender Clinic , says a successful uterus implant into a trans-female is achievable today.
“Trans females have a much narrower pelvis than cis-women of the same height, but there would still be room for them to carry a child.
“Supplemental hormones could be taken to replicate the changes that occur in the body when a woman is pregnant.
Womb transplant surgery is being seen as a major cause for hope for those who suffer from Mayer-Rokitansky-Kuster-Hauser (MRKH) syndrome.
This is when a woman fails to develop a proper uterus and vagina yet has normal ovarian functions and normal external genitalia.
But Mr Inglefield, who appeared in ITV’s fly-on-the wall documentary Transformation Street, says the demand among trans women could be far greater.
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