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Turkish Womb Transplant Patient Is Pregnant

posted 13 Apr 2013, 12:56 by Mpelembe   [ updated 13 Apr 2013, 12:57 ]

Turkish woman falls pregnant after womb transplant from a dead donor

ANTALTYA, TURKEY (AKDENIZ UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL) - The first woman to have a successful womb transplant from a dead donor is pregnant, a hospital in southern Turkey said in a statement late on Friday (April 12).

Derya Sert, 22, who was born without a womb, had been receiving in vitro fertilisation (IVF) treatment after the transplant in August 2011.

One in every 5,000 women globally is born without a womb, while thousands more have the organ removed due to cancer or other diseases, leaving them unable to get pregnant.

In September, doctors in Sweden performed the world's first mother-to-daughter womb transplants on two Swedish women, both in their 30s.