Transgender women might soon become pregnant, or at least that’s the opinion of fertility experts. They say it’s not a long time until these people will be able to undergo uterus transplants, which will allow them to become pregnant. However, this is a delicate procedure, which might require a lot of experts to supervise it.
A uterus transplant is technically possible
The scientific advances achieved so far by the world are incredible, and experts believe we might be close to adding another one on the list. They say we’re not far from allowing transgender women to become pregnant by undergoing a uterus transplant. The one who reached this amazing conclusion was Dr. Richard Paulson, the president of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine.
So far, there have been performed only a few uterus transplants in the world, and even fewer babies have been born out of such a uterus. This happened since the organ is located in an area with a lot of blood vessels, and the body could have rejected the transplant if it didn’t receive all the necessary treatments.
The procedure is difficult and the baby is put at great risk
Therefore, it’s still incredibly difficult to give birth to a baby via a transplanted uterus. Experts say such a procedure is possible in theory, but it’s still difficult to undertake, and it would require a lot of effort. Apart from performing the transplant itself, doctors need to make sure the new uterus can work properly. If not, the life of the future baby is in great danger.
If the uterus suffers a rupture, the fetus might become disabled, or even lose its life. Therefore, such a procedure remains experimental at the moment. If transgender women want to have babies, until the technology evolves, they are advised to look for a surrogate mother. Carrying their own child might bring them benefits, but the life of the baby is put at great risk.
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