Baby born from a uterus transplanted

Researchers at the University of São Paulo in São Paulo, Brazil, transplanted the uterus of a 45-year-old woman who had died of a brain hemorrhage into the body of 32-year-old woman with a condition that prevented her from developing the organ.

Once it was clear the recipient’s body was not rejecting the organ, a fertilized embryo was placed in the uterus; 36 weeks later she gave birth through a cesarean section to a 2.5-kilogram girl, a report published in The Lancet has revealed.

This is the first time a woman has given birth with a deceased donor’s uterus; some organs from live donors have figured in past births.

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