Sorry just the thought of this is disgusting. Oh here dear sister, I am done with my uterus. You can use it now. You too can have babies with it. Something about this is just EWWWEEEEEE. Sorry for the pun folks. Seriously, are we as a society that desparate for infants? Will adoption agencies and attorneys control this as well? Or will it be surrogacy clinics that will handle this? Is this even ethical? I can see some real unethical complications coming from this type of thing. Uterus now for sale. It will be the only thing that will be auctioned to the highest bidder. Just like adoption is.
Could Wombs Of Dead Donors Be Transplanted?
Wednesday, 4th April 2007, 07:56
Wombs from dead donors could be transplanted into women to restore their fertility. Until now surrogacy or adoption have been the only options for women who want children but have had a hysterectomy or have an infertile womb. However, scientists have now managed to produce pregnancies in wombs transplanted into four sheep - bringing human ops a step closer. The animal transplants were autologous – that is, the uteruses were put back into the same sheep – but they are an important proof of principle, given the complexity of the blood supply to the uterus and the growth it undergoes during pregnancy.Dr Mats Brannstrom, of the Sahlgrenska Academy in Gothenburg, Sweden, and his colleagues now plan to carry out a uterus swap between two ewes.If the technique can be adapted to humans, it could give some women their only chance of becoming pregnant, reports New Scientist.Surgeons at New York Downtown Hospital recently announced last year that they had received approval from the hospital's review board to transplant a uterus into a woman and were interviewing potential candidates.But Dr Brannstrom's work suggests there may be still some way to go before such a transplant is safe – of the 14 ewes that had transplants, seven had to be killed after developing complications.About 15 per cent of all couples are infertile. Most causes can be treated by in vitro fertilisation (IVF) and sperm injection (ICSI).Yet for women who have healthy ovaries, but have had a hysterectomy or uterus problems caused by injury or congenital conditions, a transplant is their only hope of carrying a child of their own. At the moment, they can choose IVF surrogacy, where their egg and their partner's sperm can be used, but the baby carried by another woman. Technically, this is straightforward but it may not always be suitable for couples. But a womb transplant would have several advantages over surrogacy, according to Dr Brannstrom.He said: "If you put your embryo in another woman you give up control and you do not know if she might be smoking or taking drugs."He said the best donors for womb transplants would be older sisters or mothers, to minimise the chances of rejection.The womb could be removed after having children, so that the recipient did not have to take immunosuppressant drugs for life