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The world's first mother-daughter uterus transplant could take place next year in Sweden, the head of an international research team in the western Swedish city of Gothenburg said Tuesday.
"We have reached a stage where we have started to plan for a human transplant and we are investigating 10 pairs, most of those are mother and daughters," Mats Braenstroem told AFP, adding the first of such transplants could take place "hopefully at the beginning of next year."
He added that transplanting a womb from a woman to her daughter would be a world first, although a uterus transplant between two unrelated women took place in Saudi Arabia in 2002.
"I have been given an opportunity I did not think was possible," a 25-year old woman born without a uterus told tabloid Expressen. "I have always loved children.
Over the past five years I have felt intense sorrow over not being able to have children of my own," she told its competitor Aftonbladet.
The woman could receive a uterus from her 56-year-old mother, who said she no longer had any use for the organ and that it felt natural to do everything she could to help her daughter.
Originally posted by -W1LL
I just cant help but think the woman receiving the transplant is going to give birth with the organ that she came from
Originally posted by SteveR
reply to post by -W1LL
Should we really be allowing this kind of Frankenstein medical science? Just so we understand correctly. The daughter is going to have her mother's womb, the same womb she herself grew inside. And now she plans to have a kid - which is also going to grow in this womb. So will the kid really be the daughter's daughter? The mother was carried by the same womb so to me they would be more like sisters. Freaky.