Uterus transplantation: animal research and human possibilities

We describe uterus transplantation research conducted in the animal model and explore its introduction in the human model.

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Mats Brännström, M.D., Ph.D., Cesar Diaz-Garcia, M.D., Ash Hanafy, M.D., Michael Olausson, M.D., Ph.D., Andreas Tzakis, M.D.

Vol 97, Issue 6 , Pages 1269-1276

Abstract

Uterus transplantation research has been conducted toward its introduction in the human as a treatment of absolute uterine-factor infertility, which is considered to be the last frontier to conquer for infertility research. In this review we describe the patient populations that may benefit from uterus transplantation. The animal research on uterus transplantation conducted during the past two decades is summarized, and we describe our views regarding a future research-based human attempt.

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