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Know about womb transplants in Sweden, first babies to be born next year

New Delhi: The womb transplant or uterine transplant is the surgical procedure whereby a healthy uterus is transplanted into an organism whose uterus is absent or diseased.As part of the normal mammalian sexual reproduction process,
India TV News Desk January 15, 2014 6:43 IST
India TV News Desk
New Delhi: The womb transplant or uterine transplant is the surgical procedure whereby a healthy uterus is transplanted into an organism whose uterus is absent or diseased.

As part of the normal mammalian sexual reproduction process, a diseased or absent uterus does not allow for normal embryonic implantation to occur, effectively rendering a female infertile.

The new wombs, taken from a mother or other living relative who has completed her family, will not only allow the women to experience the joys of pregnancy but will mean they have babies that are genetically their own.

The transplants have ignited hope among women unable to have children because they lost a uterus to cancer or were born without one..

In a recent achievement,  Swedish doctors have completed a pioneer project successfully transplanting wombs to nine women. All nine women  will soon try to conceive and the  first baby from a donor womb could be born next year.