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Clinical Trial For Womb Transplant To Begin In Dallas

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Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas hopes to become one of the first hospitals in the U.S. to transplant a uterus from one woman to another.

Today doctors announced a new clinical trial that will implant wombs in 10 women who either don’t have a uterus of their own, or whose uterus is not working.

Baylor will begin screening candidates next week, donors can be women ages 65 and younger.

Once the women have given birth to one or two children, doctors will remove the uterus so patients can stop taking anti-rejection drugs.

A similar trial in Sweden for women with AUI resulted in seven womb transplants and five live births. The team at Baylor University Medical Center will apply insights of those outcomes to this study, with special input from the researchers involved in the initial effort at Sahlgrenska University Hospital in Gothenburg.