A team of surgeons at a Cleveland clinic performed the first uterine transport in the United State this week. A 26 year old woman received the new womb in a nine hour operation.
The transplanted uterus came from a deceased organ donor. This type of transplant is carried out on woman with Uterine Factor Infertility (UFI).
A team of doctors at the University of Gothenburg in Sweden has performed nine of such operations so far.