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Woman gives birth to baby boy thanks to uterus transplant from her twin sister

DECCAN CHRONICLE
Published Jun 29, 2018, 4:19 pm IST
Updated Jun 29, 2018, 4:19 pm IST
While this is the 12th successful birth due to a uterus transplant, it’s the first time such a procedure was conducted between twins.
The woman was born without a uterus caused by a congenital malformation (Photo: AFP)
 The woman was born without a uterus caused by a congenital malformation (Photo: AFP)

Having a child is an important experience for many people but sometimes health issues can leave them unable to do so. With time medicine has made progress which has enabled several ways to solve this problem.

In a heart warming story from Italy, a 38-year-old woman gave birth to a baby boy thanks to a uterus transplant from her twin sister. While this is the 12th successful birth due to a uterus transplant, it’s the first time such a procedure was conducted between twins.

 

Doctors call the breakthrough in technology a way to provide hope for thousands of women facing trouble becoming a mother. The woman was born without a uterus caused by a congenital malformation.

The transplant was conducted in 2017 in Belgrade by a Swedish medical team. The procedure has also been carried out in China, Germany, Turkey and UK will also have its first womb transplant soon.

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