India’s first uterus transplant

The news

Two medical centres in Pune and Bengaluru are preparing to perform the country’s first uterus transplants. It will permit childless woman to conceive and deliver babies.

The two surgeries in Pune are scheduled for May 18 and 19, 2017.

Technique

A uterus transplant is an extremely complex procedure that will enable women with absent or diseased uteruses to carry a pregnancy after a donor uterus is transplanted into them.

At first, a donor undergoes a surgery for the removal of her uterus. Unlike other hysterectomies, blood vessels and vascular pedicels around the uterus have to be carefully preserved and then re-attached to the recipient. After the transplant, the recipient is put on immunosuppressants so that her body does not reject the donor’s organ. She waits at least for a year before attempting a pregnancy as an In Vitro Fertility (IVF) procedure.

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