Gothenburg Team prepares for uterine transplantation
The research study where doctors and researchers at the Sahlgrenska Academy and Sahlgrenska University Hospital are planning to conduct uterus transplants between mother and daughter is approaching implementation. The Regional Research Ethics Committee has given its approval and in the autumn, ten patients have been selected. The goal is that the first transplantation will be carried out before the new year.
Professor Mats Brännström, researcher at the Sahlgrenska Academy, the University of Gothenburg and senior doctor at the Sahlgrenska University Hospital, has led a research project since 1999 that will enable women who have no womb from birth, or who had their uterus removed at a young age due to cervical cancer, to receive a new womb through transplantation.
In Sweden alone, there are an estimated 2,000 young women of childbearing age who can not have children due to that they lack a uterus.
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