Have you ever heard of a uterus transplant? Thanks to technological advances in fertility, this is a possibility for couples looking to have a baby. Below we share information about what is a uterus transplant and how it is carried out.
Did you know that today, one in every 4,500 women is born without a uterus or womb? This is known as Rokitansky Syndrome, and it represents an obstacle for those women who want to achieve a pregnancy.
This is a congenital anomaly, which usually presents as amenorrhea in adolescents.
For these women to have a baby, it will be necessary for the gestation to take place in a surrogate uterus.
Now it is possible to transplant the uterus from one woman to another, this being due to a brain death of a woman who is going to give a multi-organ donation.
In this case, the uterus is taken in good condition to be able to transplant it. Later you can have assisted reproduction or other options such as: in vitro fertilization, vitrification, analysis of embryos, among others.
There are currently approximately 70 cases. For this, it must be taken into account that the uterus is not a vital organ. It is vital for pregnancy but not for life. That is why the use of immunosuppressants is made, which will prevent the immune system from damaging the organ that has been transplanted. Once pregnancy has been achieved, the immunosuppressants can be removed.
This method is not only used for those women with Rokitansky Syndrome. But it can also be used in those who have been hysterectomized before. Either for obstetric, oncological or other reasons and that they continue with the desire to be mothers.
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