American Society for Reproductive Medicine position statement on uterus transplantation: a committee opinion

A few centers around the world have performed uterus transplantation. Practitioners should adhere to the most rigorous bioethical, scientific, and organizational standards when attempting this procedure.

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Volume 110, Issue 4, Pages 605–610


Practice Committee of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine


Following the birth of the first child from a transplanted uterus in Gothenburg, Sweden, in 2014, other centers worldwide have produced scientific reports of successful uterus transplantation, as well as more recent media reports of successful births. The American Society for Reproductive Medicine recognizes uterus transplantation as the first successful medical treatment of absolute uterus factor infertility, while cautioning health professionals, patient advocacy groups, and the public about its highly experimental nature.

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Fertility and Sterility

Editorial Office, American Society for Reproductive Medicine

Fertility and Sterility® is an international journal for obstetricians, gynecologists, reproductive endocrinologists, urologists, basic scientists and others who treat and investigate problems of infertility and human reproductive disorders.