Cleveland Surgeons Perform The US's First Uterus Transplant
The first uterus transplant in the U.S. was performed on a 26-year-old woman at the Cleveland Clinic Wednesday.By Melissa Prax | February 26, 2016
After nine hours of surgery, the first uterus transplant in the U.S. was a success.
The Cleveland Clinic performed the surgery on a 26-year-old who had volunteered for a clinical trial when potential candidates were screened at the end of last year. The uterus was from a deceased organ donor.
A successful transplant like this one could help the nearly five percent of women around the world who have Uterine Factor Infertility, or a misshapen uterus.