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.