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Surgeons Describe First Uterus Transplant in the United States

March 8, 2016

(Washington Post) – Doctors at the Cleveland Clinic Monday described the first uterus transplant in the United States, a procedure that involved removing the organ from a deceased donor and implanting it in a 26-year-old woman, who appeared with her partner to thank the medical team for providing her “with a gift.” About a year after transplantation, the doctors expect to implant an embryo in the uterus of the woman — introduced Monday as “Lindsey” — and deliver a baby by Caesarean section about 37 weeks later.

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