On 15 to 16 September, a team of researchers, doctors and specialists at the University of Gothenburg in Sweden, carried out the world’s first mother-to-daughter womb transplant, where two Swedish women received new wombs donated by their mothers.
One of the women to receive a new womb in the pioneering procedure had to have her uterus removed many years ago because of cervical cancer. The other woman was born without a womb.
A press statement from the University on Tuesday reports:
“The transplantations, which are the result of more than ten years of Swedish and international research collaboration, were completed without complications.”
The leader of the transplant team is Mats Brännström, professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Gothenburg, and chief physician at the Sahlgrenska University Hospital Women’s Clinic. He explains how he and his colleagues have been preparing for this event, and how the patients are doing: