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Baby is born after uterus transplantation from dead donor

BMJ 2018; 363 doi: (Published 05 December 2018) Cite this as: BMJ 2018;363:k5135
  1. Jacqui Wise
  1. London

A woman in Brazil is said to be the first in the world to give birth after a transplantation of a uterus from a deceased donor. The medical breakthrough, reported in the Lancet, could offer more options to infertile women without the need for living donors.1

The first birth after uterine transplantation from a living donor occurred in Sweden in 2013. Since then there have been 39 similar procedures, resulting in 11 live births. However, living donors are …

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