TIME 100 ’s Giuliano Testa: We Should Think About Infertility As a ‘Wellbeing Issue’

Dr. Giuliano Testa, a transplant surgeon at Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas who led the medical team that performed the first successful uterus transplants in the United States, said Tuesday that he hopes “what we are doing is going to shed light on infertility for women.” “I personally never knew it was such a widespread issue,” Testa said at the TIME 100 Gala on Tuesday. “We should be thinking about it not just as a birth, but a wellbeing issue.” Testa attended the TIME 100 Gala after being named by TIME magazine as one of the most influential people in the world for his role in helping women give birth via uterus transplant. MORE: The 100 Most Influential People of 2018 Women who participate in Testa’s trial have absolute uterine factor infertility (AUI), which means their uterus is nonfunctioning or nonexistent. Most of the women have a condition called Mayer-Rokitansky-Küster-Hauser (MRKH) syndrome, which means they were born without a uterus and lived their entire lives under the assumption that they would never be able to be pregnant or give birth to a baby. The procedure can also work for women with other medical issues, such as certain cancers. MORE: First U.S. Baby Born After a Uterus Transplant In a tribute to Testa for the 2018 TIME 100, the first woman who gave birth to a baby via uterus transplant (and who wishes to remain anonymous) recalled giving birth to a healthy baby boy in November. “As I h...
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On an afternoon in November, a couple hosted a birthday party for their 1-year-old son. As family and friends gathered around the child to sing “Happy Birthday,” his parents addressed a milestone that reached well beyond the room. “It was emotional,” recalls the mother. “It took a lot more than a nine-month pregnancy to get him, and we wouldn’t be where we are without everyone’s support.” Many parents will tell you their child is miraculous. But the mere existence of this particular boy, who just a month earlier had taken his first steps, brings the miracle somehow closer to ...
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Publication date: Available online 21 December 2018Source: Best Practice &Research Clinical Obstetrics &GynaecologyAuthor(s): Mats Brännström, Pernilla Dahm-KählerAbstractAbsolute uterine factor infertility (AUFI), with uterine absence or presence of a non-functional uterus, was considered untreatable until 2014, when the first child was born after transplantation of a uterus from a postmenopausal woman to a woman of fertile age who was born with no uterus, as part of the MRKH syndrome. Concerning gynaecological cancer, AUFI may occur after hysterectomy for malignancy or after surgery/radiation that ...
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The world’s first baby born by a uterus transplant from a deceased donor is healthy and nearing her first birthday, according to a new case study published Tuesday in the Lancet. Uterus transplants have become more common in recent years, resulting in 11 live births around the world. But all of the other successful deliveries so far have been made possible by living donors — often women who opt to donate their uterus to a close friend or family member without one. The birth resulting from the case detailed in the Lancet, which took place at Brazil’s Hospital das Clínicas last December, is both the first...
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A second woman in the U.S. born without a uterus has given birth to a baby, thanks to a uterus transplant. The birth took place at Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas, a part of Baylor Scott &White, which performed the first birth via uterus transplant late last year. The baby, born in February, is a girl. The hospital is not revealing the identity of the mother, but says the pregnancy and birth were uncomplicated. The birth is the second in the hospital’s ongoing uterus transplant clinical trial. The women in the trial have absolute uterine factor infertility (AUI), which means their uterus is nonfunction...
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