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Men Could Have Babies Tomorrow

by Bidita Debnath on November 4, 2017 at 11:37 PM
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 Men Could Have Babies Tomorrow

With womb transplantation, men could also become pregnant 'tomorrow', one of the world's leading fertility specialists recently said. However, in this case, they wouldn't be able to deliver babies naturally and would have to undergo cesarean operations.

The success of womb transplants in women means that the science is now available to allow similar operations to be carried out on those who began life as men, Dr Richard Paulson, outgoing president of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine says.

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Transplanting a womb is a complicated, lengthy procedure and only a small number of women have undergone the procedure so far.

However, expertise is being developed at increasing numbers of centres. Dr Paulson said there was no anatomical reason why a womb could not successfully be implanted into a transgender woman.
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Professor Julian Savulescu, a Philosopher and bioethical specialist at Oxford University, said: "Uterine transplantation represents a real risk to the fetus, and future child. "We ought avoid exposing fetuses and future children to unnecessary significant risks."

"Although technically possible to perform the procedure, you would also need to be very confident the uterus would function normally during pregnancy.

Professor Julian Savulescu, a philosopher and bioethical specialist at Oxford University, said: "Uterine transplantation represents a real risk to the fetus and future child."

"Although technically possible to perform the procedure, you would also need to be very confident the uterus would function normally during pregnancy. Uterine rupture could cause the death or permanent disablement of the fetus," Savulescu added.

Source: Medindia
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