Welcome

Thank you for visiting paducahsun.com, the online home of The Paducah Sun.

Calendar
June 2012
S M T W T F S
27 28 29 30 31 01 02

Click here to submit an event.

Doctors transplant wombs into 9 women

Associated Press

STOCKHOLM - Nine women in Sweden have successfully received transplanted wombs donated from relatives in an experimental procedure that has raised some ethical concerns. The women will soon try to become pregnant with their new wombs, the doctor in charge of the pioneering project has revealed.

The women were born without a uterus or had it removed because of cervical cancer. Most are in their 30s and are part of the first major experiment to test whether it's possible to transplant wombs into women so they can give birth to their own children.

In many European countries, including Sweden, using a surrogate to carry a pregnancy isn't allowed.

Life-saving transplants of organs such as hearts, livers and kidneys have been done for decades and doctors are increasingly transplanting hands, faces and other body parts to improve patients' quality of life. Womb transplants - the first ones intended to be temporary, just to allow childbearing - push that frontier even farther and raise some new concerns.

There have been two previous attempts to transplant a womb - in Turkey and Saudi Arabia - but both failed to produce babies.

Comments made about this article - 0 Total

Comment on this article

Your comment has been submitted for approval
captcha a6a7d37f83f94438b50d08b8dd7c77d5
Top Classifieds
  • AKC Shih-Tzu Vet checked, $600 731-3 ... Details
  • Downsizing Due To HealthAntique furni ... Details
  • PILLOW TOPmattress sets NEW in pl ... Details
  • Dining Room Suite Duncan Phyfe 270-33 ... Details
  • Lot for sale $12000 Kevil 4883522 Details
  • SEEING is believing! Don't b ... Details
  • Small MobileHome Park with rental uni ... Details
  • 3 Ford Rangers for SALE 1 4X4 270-898 ... Details

Most Popular
  1. Exercise boosts brain health
  2. Exercise boosts brain health
  3. Fresh is best
  1. Man killed in mowing accident
  2. Shots fired by, at police lead to two arrests
  3. Details sought about gunshot
  1. Exercise boosts brain health
  2. Exercise boosts brain health
  3. Fresh is best
Discussion

Check out these recently discussed stories and voice your opinion...