In a landmark move, a baby in Brazil has been born to a woman with a transplanted uterus from a deceased donor. The baby was born on Dec. 15, 2017, through a C-section, and is believed to be the first to be born with a uterus from a deceased donor.
A study on the case, published in the journal the Lancet, says the mother had congenital uterine absence (meaning, she was born without a uterus) and was 32 when she received a uterine transplant in 2016 from a 45-year-old donor.
Four months before the transplant, the mother went through IVF and got eight good embryos, which were frozen. The transplant surgery took 10 hours, and the woman was given immunosuppressive medications so her body wouldn’t reject the new uterus. Seven…
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