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 rol...
Source: TIME: Health - April 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alexandra Sifferlin Tags: Uncategorized onetime T1002018 Source Type: news

Northern Ireland woman born without vagina or cervix speaks out
Rebekah Knight, now 25, from Ballymoney, Northern Ireland, reveals what it is like to live with a rare condition called Mayer Rokitansky Kuster Hauser (MRKH) syndrome. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Woman born without vagina, cervix and uterus
Rebekah Knight, now 25, from Ballymoney, Northern Ireland, reveals what it is like to live with a rare condition called Mayer Rokitansky Kuster Hauser (MRKH) syndrome. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A Second Baby Has Been Born Via Uterus Transplant in the U.S.
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 nonfunctio...
Source: TIME: Health - March 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alexandra Sifferlin Tags: Uncategorized fertility healthytime onetime Source Type: news

Canadian girl born with two thirds of her vagina missing
Briana Fletcher, from Nova Scotia, Canada, was born with MRKH syndrome, which causes the reproductive system to be underdeveloped. It means sex is 'challenging'. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Arizona woman born without a vagina fundraises for surgery
Kaylee Moats, from Gilbert, Arizona, suffers from  Mayer Rokitansky Küster Hauser syndrome - which means she has no cervix, uterus or vaginal opening. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Metastatic Papillary Adenocarcinoma in a 22-Year-Old: Is Her History of Mayer-Rokitansky-K üster-Hauser Syndrome Causative or Incidental?
A 22-year-old college student with primary amenorrhea due to M üllerian agenesis presented with a headache, dysarthria, nausea, vomiting, and left upper extremity weakness. MRI of the brain showed numerous intracranial lesions. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - December 15, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Colin Weekes, MD, PhD Joshua H. Petit, MD Lars Widdel, MD Patricia S. Huguelet, MD Regina J. Brown, MD Tags: Brain Tumors Case Studies Oncology Journal Source Type: news

Woman born without a WOMB fundraises to help pay for a surrogate
Lisa Beavan-Mason, 31, from Ledbury, Hertfordshire, was diagnosed with Mayer Rokitansky Kuster Hauser syndrome when she was 21. She will never be able to carry her own child. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 9, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hereford woman born without a womb is now a mother after parents paid £22k for IVF
Faye Richards, 31, from Hereford, Herefordshire, has a rare condition called Mayer Rokitansky K üster Hauser syndrome which meant she was born without a uterus and cannot bear children. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 14, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

6 Things To Know About Uterus Transplants In The U.S.
Ten women in the United States will soon be chosen to undergo the nation's first uterus transplants, as part of a study at the Cleveland Clinic. Doctors at the hospital hope to perform the first uterus transplant in the next few months, according to the New York Times. The procedure is still highly experimental, and not all of the risks are known. Here's what you need to know about uterus transplants: Who needs a uterus transplant? The new study will involve women with a condition called uterine factor infertility, which means they cannot become pregnant either because they were born without a uterus, or their uterus ...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - November 16, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Woman born without a WOMB is refused NHS funding for IVF
Nicola Rickards, 30, of Gloucester, was born without a womb due to Mayer Rokitansky Kuster Hauser syndrome (MRKH), and is heartbroken this does not make her an exceptional case. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 11, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'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 (Source: Telegraph Health)
Source: Telegraph Health - December 3, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: uterus strike womb transplant sweden richard smith sophie lewis pay nurses MRKH syndrome midwives maternity midwife Source Type: news

Woman born with half a vagina reveals how she learned to live with rare condition
Kelly Smith, 22, from Bristol, was born with Mayer-Rokitansky-Kuster-Hauser syndrome which left her without a uterus or vagina. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 18, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Woman born without a vagina has one made using skin from her THIGH
The 26-year-old anonymous woman had surgery in Argentina after discovering she had Mayer-Rokitansky-Kuster-Hauser (MRKH) syndrome when she was 14. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 7, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scientists successfully grow and implant vaginas using patients' own cells
The new organs have been given to women born with a called MRKH - Mayer-Rokitansky-Küster-Hauser (MRKH) syndrome, a rare genetic condition in which the vagina and uterus are underdeveloped or absent. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 11, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lab-grown vaginas successfully implanted
Conclusion This small case series reports the apparent success of using tissue engineering techniques to develop a vagina for reconstruction in four teenage girls who had an absent vagina from birth. All of these girls had the rare condition Mayer-Rokitansky-Küster-Hauser syndrome (MRKHS), where the vagina and uterus do not develop properly. The technique used tissue samples biopsied from the girls' own vulva, which were then developed in the laboratory to make a 3D structure for reconstruction. It was hoped that by using this approach they might avoid some of the problems seen with the various types of graft tissue p...
Source: NHS News Feed - April 11, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medical practice Source Type: news

Womb transplants hailed as success in pioneering Swedish project
Doctor says nine women have received wombs from relatives and will soon try to get pregnantNine women in Sweden have successfully received transplanted wombs donated by relatives and will soon try to become pregnant, has revealed. The women, mostly in their 30s, were born without a uterus or had it removed because of cervical cancer. They are part of the first major experiment to test whether it is possible to transplant wombs into women so they can give birth to their own children.Life-saving transplants of organs such as hearts, livers and kidneys have been done for decades and doctors are increasingly transplanting hand...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 13, 2014 Category: Science Tags: theguardian.com Fertility problems World news Health Medical research Society Europe Women Sweden Life and style Science Source Type: news

The girl with no vagina: Teenager, 19, can't have sex or babies due to rare condition that left her without reproductive organs
EXCLUSIVE: Jacqui Beck, 19, from the Isle of Wight, has MRKH, an unusual syndrome which affects the reproductive system - meaning she has no womb, cervix or vagina. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 15, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Miss Michigan's Life Without a Uterus
Jaclyn Schultz is becoming the face of thousands of women with Mayer-Rokitansky-Küster-Hauser syndrome. (Source: U.S. News - Health)
Source: U.S. News - Health - May 14, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news