Cleveland Clinic performed the nation’s first uterus transplant on Feb. 24, 2016, in a woman with uterine factor infertility (UFI). In UFI, women are either born without a uterus or have suffered irreversible uterine damage. The highly experimental procedure offers women with UFI their only chance to carry a pregnancy. Learn how successful Swedish research paved the way for Cleveland Clinic’s study. Discover why, unlike other transplants, uterus transplant is designed to be temporary. And walk through the surprisingly intricate uterus transplant process.
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