Uterus grafts given UK go ahead

Uterus grafts given UK go ahead


Doctors are granted acceptance to undertake the first 10 uterus transplants of the UK, after the success of the process in Sweden.

Ethical approval was allowed for the grafts – within a clinical trial – and can start in springtime.

Approximately one in 7,000 girls are born without a uterus, while others lose their uterus to cancer.

In case the trial is successful, the first UK infant born from a uterus transplant could arrive in 2018 or 2017.
Over 100 girls have been identified as possible recipients of donor uteri.