Uterine Function

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July 20, 2018

A woman who was born without a uterus gave birth to a baby last year, thanks to a uterus transplant—the first of its kind in the U.S., where a handful of programs are conducting experimental uterine transplants.1

Surgeons are working to perfect their techniques—to ensure they are safe, ethical, and efficient—in the hopes of making motherhood a reality for women who may have never dreamed it could be possible for them.

When women lack a uterus. Women who are candidates for a uterus transplant have what’s called absolute uterine factor infertility (AUI). This means they either lack a uterus—sometimes since birth—or their uterus doesn’t function correctly—sometimes from infection or damage during surgery. AUI affects thousands of women, as many as 1 in 5 hundred reproductive-aged women.2