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Surgeon Has Plans to Transplant a Uterus Into a Trans Woman

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transplant a donated uterus into a transgender woman, with the goal of allowing her to become pregnant via IVF and give birth to a child, reports The Mirror.A uterine transplant in a trans woman has been attempted in the past.

In 1931, Lili Elbe, a painter and trans woman (and subject of the film The Danish Girl), underwent the surgery. However, she passed away three months later due to a heart attack caused by an infection she acquired during the procedure.Uterus transplants have been successful in cis women since then.

In 2014, a cis woman gave birth to the first child born of a womb transplant, and another child was born in 2018 to a cis woman who had been born without a uterus due to Mayer-Rokitansky-Küster-Hauser (MRKH) syndrome, after having received a transplant from a deceased donor.

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