'I burst into tears of joy - it is a blessing'

News that a Swedish woman born without a womb has given birth is a huge boost for Britons hoping for the same result, reports Victoria Lambert
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This month, Kayla and Lance Edwards welcomed their daughter Indy Pearl Edwards into the world, and became the fourth couple to have a child through the uterus transplant program at Baylor Scott &White Health’s Baylor University Medical Center. The couple would have had a great love story even without those extraordinary circumstances. They attended elementary school together in Vancouver, Wash., lost touch, and then reconnected through social media more than a decade later. After months of chatting through the game “Words with Friends,” they finally went on a date in January 2013 and got engaged about...
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In conclusion, Vecchietti-based laparoscopically assisted neovagina creation provides ideal functional conditions for uterus transplantation. Non-surgical self-dilation and Wharton-Sheares-George vaginoplasty may also be suitable. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved. PMID: 31338951 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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This spring, 31-year-old Heather Bankos donated her uterus through a research program at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas, becoming about the 70th woman to do so worldwide. Bankos does not know the identity of her recipient, but most women in Baylor’s program have Mayer-Rokitansky-Küster-Hauser syndrome, a congenital condition that occurs in females, leading to an underdeveloped or absent uterus. Bankos, who lives in Pennsylvania and has three kids of her own (ages 8, 6 and 3), explains why she wanted to donate her uterus, and what she hopes it brings to its recipient. —Jamie Ducharme, TIME staff...
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Kayla Edwards, 27, from Dallas, Texas, was born with MRKH, a congenital malformation that left her without a uterus. Five women are pregnant from transplanted uteri and two have given birth.
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(Abstracted from Lancet 2018;392:2697–2704) Infertility is common and affects about 10% to 15% of couples. In such couples, 1 in 500 women has infertility due to uterine causes, with uterine agenesis (Mayer-Rokitansky-Küster-Hauser [MRKH] syndrome), or due to hysterectomy, malformation, or the sequelae of infection or surgery.
Source: Obstetrical and Gynecological Survey - Category: OBGYN Tags: OBSTETRICS: ETHICS, MEDICOLEGAL ISSUES, AND PUBLIC POLICY Source Type: research
Publication date: May–June 2019Source: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology, Volume 26, Issue 4Author(s): Shailesh Puntambekar, Seema Puntambekar, Milind Telang, Pankaj Kulkarni, Shardul Date, Mangesh Panse, Ravindra Sathe, Nikhil Agarkhedkar, Neeta Warty, Sandesh Kade, Manoj Manchekar, Mihir Chitale, Hirav Parekh, Kajal Parikh, Mehul Mehta, Bhushan Kinholkar, Joy Shankar Jana, Avinash Pare, Shailendra Kanade, Abhay SadreAbstractStudy ObjectiveTo evaluate 2 cases of uterine transplant surgery that used utero-ovarian veins as outflow channels, internal iliac arteries for perfusion, and the organ harvest surgery pe...
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Authors: Zaami S, Di Luca A, Marinelli E Abstract Women suffering from Uterine Factor Infertility (UFI) arising from congenital conditions (e.g., Rokitansky-Kuster-Hauser syndrome) or hysterectomy can fulfill their wish to achieve motherhood only by resorting to surrogacy, which is, however, banned in most countries. Medical research has long been looking into uterus transplant (UTx), which may constitute a valuable alternative for such patients. Following decades of animal testing and clinical trials, several successful pregnancies have been carried to term. Yet UTx is still to be considered as an experimental pro...
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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 29 December 2018Source: Journal of Minimally Invasive GynecologyAuthor(s): Shailesh Puntambekar, Seema Puntambekar, Milind Telang, Pankaj Kulkarni, Shardul Date, Mangesh Panse, Ravindra Sathe, Nikhil Agarkhedkar, Neeta Warty, Sandesh Kade, Manoj Manchekar, Mihir Chitale, Hirav Parekh, Kajal Parikh, Mehul Mehta, Bhushan Kinholkar, Joy Shankar Jana, Avinash Pare, Shailendra Kanade, Abhay SadreABSTRACTStudy objectiveTo evaluate 2 cases of uterine transplant surgery that used utero-ovarian veins as outflow channels, internal iliac arteries for perfusion, and the organ harvest surgery being pe...
Source: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
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 ...
Source: Best Practice and Research Clinical Obstetrics and Gynaecology - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
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