Approval granted for 1st 10 womb transplants in UK

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 With the grand success in Sweden, UK’s first 10 womb transplants have been have been approved to be carried out by the doctors as part of a clinical trial and will be launched in spring. Around one in 5,000 women are born without a womb, while others lose their womb to cancer.If the trial is successful, the first UK baby born from a womb transplant could arrive in late 2017 or 2018.

More than 100 women have already been identified as potential recipients of donor wombs.Dr Richard Smith, a consultant gynecologist at the Queen Charlotte’s and Chelsea Hospital in London who has been working on the project for 19 years, will lead the transplant team.He said childlessness could be a “disaster” for couples, but the technique would offer hope to those whose only other option is surrogacy or adoption.

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