Putting the Us Back in UterUs

Life in the Boomer Lane


Life in the Boomer Lane has noticed that, in addition to car keys, cell phones, and Kindles, she has also lost body parts. Her knee, brain cells, the better parts of several teeth, several inches of height, and her uterus are now history.  She had thought these were gone for good, until she saw the atest medical news.

Thanks to The Cleveland Clinic, the first uterus transplant has now been performed in the US.  The Clinic has had permission from their ethics panel to perform ten procedures as part of a clinical trial. They are targeting women with uterine factor infertility (UFI), those born without a uterus or with uterine abnormalities that block pregnancy. The woman who has undergone the procedure is, so far, in good shape.

In addition to this groundbreaking procedure a boon to women who would have otherwise been unable to carry a child, LBL is pretty sure…

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