Swedish surgeons successfully conduct womb transplant in nine women

Last Updated: Jan 14, 2014, 14:20 PM IST
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Zee Media Bureau

London: Swedish surgeons have successfully transplanted wombs in nine women donated from their relatives in a research activity.

These women include the ones who were either born without a uterus or had it removed because of cervical cancer.  

Dr Mats Brannstrom, of the University of Gothenberg , who was leading the experimental fertility project, told a news agency in an interview from Goteborg. "We have no textbook to look at."

Previously also two attempts of womb transplant have been made in Turkey and Saudi Arabia, but both of them were unsuccessful.

On ethical grounds, some experts have raised concerns as to whether it is right to use live donors in a research procedure.

(With Agency inputs)