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17 April 2013

Turkish uterus transplant patient is pregnant

The first woman to have a successful uterus transplant from a cadaveric donor is pregnant, a hospital in southern Turkey said.

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The first woman to have a successful uterus transplant from a cadaveric donor is pregnant, a hospital in southern Turkey said.

Derya Sert, 22, who was born without a womb, had been receiving in vitro fertilization (IVF) treatment after the transplant in August 2011."Early test results are consistent with pregnancy. The patient is in good health at the moment.

We will continue to update on developments in the coming period," Akdeniz University Hospital in Turkey's Mediterranean city of Antalya said in a statement.

One in every 5 000 women globally is born without a womb, while thousands more have the organ removed due to cancer or other diseases, leaving them unable to get pregnant.

 
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