Women suffering from Uterine Factor infertility (UFI) arising from congenital conditions (e.g., Rokitansky-Kuster-Hauser syndrome) or hysterectomy can fulfill their wish to achieve motherhood only by resorting to surro gacy, which is, however, banned in most countries. Medical research has long been looking into uterus transplant (UTx), which may constitute a valuable alternative for such patients. Following decades of animal testing and clinical trials, several successful pregnancies have been car ried to term. Yet UTx is still to be considered as an experimental procedure. The report's authors believe UTx has the potential to become a main stream surgical practice, but for the time being, several ethical issues need to be weighed in be fore it does.

Advancements in uterus transplant: new scenarios and future implications / Zaami, S.; Di Luca, A.; Marinelli, E.. - In: EUROPEAN REVIEW FOR MEDICAL AND PHARMACOLOGICAL SCIENCES. - ISSN 1128-3602. - 23:2(2019), pp. 892-902. [10.26355/eurrev_201901_16904]

Advancements in uterus transplant: new scenarios and future implications

Zaami S.
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Marinelli E.
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2019

Abstract

Women suffering from Uterine Factor infertility (UFI) arising from congenital conditions (e.g., Rokitansky-Kuster-Hauser syndrome) or hysterectomy can fulfill their wish to achieve motherhood only by resorting to surro gacy, which is, however, banned in most countries. Medical research has long been looking into uterus transplant (UTx), which may constitute a valuable alternative for such patients. Following decades of animal testing and clinical trials, several successful pregnancies have been car ried to term. Yet UTx is still to be considered as an experimental procedure. The report's authors believe UTx has the potential to become a main stream surgical practice, but for the time being, several ethical issues need to be weighed in be fore it does.
UTx historical timeline; reproductive rights; ASRM report; uterine tissue engineering
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Advancements in uterus transplant: new scenarios and future implications / Zaami, S.; Di Luca, A.; Marinelli, E.. - In: EUROPEAN REVIEW FOR MEDICAL AND PHARMACOLOGICAL SCIENCES. - ISSN 1128-3602. - 23:2(2019), pp. 892-902. [10.26355/eurrev_201901_16904]
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