Britain gives women permission to undergo Womb transplant
Woman has the nature’s gift to bear life and reproduce. But sometimes nature proves to be a cruel thing and there are thousands of women born without a womb every year. But there is good news for such women as they can benefit from a new transplant which has been given approved.
Ten British women will be selected from many applicants and they will be given womb transplants in a trial which starts shortly. The whole process will be funded solely using fund-raising tactics. Though there are reasonable uncertainties about whether the NHS will go on to finance and back the £40,000 procedure, after the research is finished.
Here is all the information that you need to know about the procedure.
1 What is Womb Transplant?
The uterine or womb transplant is the medical process where a strong and healthy uterus is moved into a female who was born without a womb or her womb got damaged somehow.
An unhealthy or absent womb is of no use since it doesn’t permit normal way of embryonic development or implantation, which effectually makes the female sterile. This is known as absolute uterine factor infertility (AUFI). Uterine or womb transplant is a probable treatment for infertility.
2 Where the donated wombs will come from?
Now you require a person to donate the womb for such surgery and medical specialists in the UK say that the wombs will be given from women who are declared brain-dead, meaning women whose hearts are kept beating using medical equipment but are technically brain dead.
The procedure that UK has approved is significantly different than the one which took place in Sweden, where the donors were alive and gave their wombs with permission. Specialists explain that this decision was taken in the UK because the process of surgery to remove the womb is itself a risky proposition.
NHS Blood and Transplant, the UK organ donation organisation, says it will work with the Womb Transplant UK team, to confirm proper procedures are in place for recognizing potential donors and approaching their families in order to get approval for womb donation.