Mallory was born without a uterus and told she’d never have children. She and her husband Nick, through the help of her sister, used surrogacy to become parents of a daughter. Then Mallory became the recipient of a uterus transplant. About nine months after the surgery, she became pregnant by in vitro fertilization and delivered a son in May – the first such delivery outside a clinical trial. The team at the University of Alabama at Birmingham say they have a few other pregnant mothers and want this protocol to become standard care for infertility. I expect that men in the process of so-called transitioning will be lining up to have transplants. Medical advancements are moving at light speed. Let’s hope and pray moral ethics can be part of the decisions.
This post originally appeared at https://lifeissues.org/2023/08/first-uterine-transplant-baby/