2 Moms Give Daughters Wombs in Transplants

Milestone surgeries go well in Sweden

By John Johnson,  Newser Staff

Posted Sep 18, 2012 12:32 PM CDT

(Newser) – Two women in their 30s unable to have kids now might be able to—thanks to their moms. Swedish surgeons have performed the first mother-to-daughter uterus transplants, reports the BBC. All four patients are recovering well, but "we are not going to call it a complete success until this results in children,” one of the doctors tells the AP. “That’s the best proof.” The first successful womb transplant took place last year in Turkey, but the recipient apparently hasn't started fertility treatment yet, unlike the Swedish recipients.

Surgeons involved in the transplants attend a news conference Tuesday at Sahlgrenska hospital in Goteborg, Sweden.   (AP Photo/Adam Ihse)
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