Thursday, September 20, 2018 |
Department: Biohazards —
Topic: Bioethics —
The Downsides of Uterus Transplants
by Paige Comstock Cunningham
When I renewed my driver's license, I was asked if I wanted to remain an organ donor. These days, women who agree to be organ donors may not anticipate a new type of donation: their uterus.
Some women have absolute factor infertility due to cancer treatment or to being born without a uterus. Medical researchers have tried for years to solve this understandably grievous problem, their efforts culminating in the only presently feasible solution: a uterus transplant.
The technology is still very new. . . .
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