First 10 UK womb transplants approved
29 September 2015
From the section Health
Doctors have been granted approval to carry out the UK’s first 10 womb transplants, following the success of the procedure in Sweden.
Ethical approval has been granted for the transplants – as part of a clinical trial – and will launch in spring.
Around one in 5,000 women are born without a womb, while others lose their womb to cancer.
If the trial is successful, the first UK baby born from a womb transplant could arrive in late 2017 or 2018.
More than 100 women have already been identified as potential recipients of donor wombs.
Dr Richard Smith, a consultant gynaecologist at the Queen Charlotte’s and Chelsea Hospital in London who has been working on the project for 19 years, will lead the transplant team.
Source:: BBC UK