The baby girl was born in Brazil via caesarean section at 35 weeks and three days, and weighed around 6lbs. The transplanted uterus was removed during the caesarean section and showed no anomalies.
Currently, uterus donation is only available for women with family members who are willing to donate.
With live donors in short supply, doctors say the new technique might help to increase availability and give more women the option of pregnancy.
The details of the first
Experts say the case study shows that uterus transplants from dead donors are feasible and may open access for all women with uterine infertility, without the need for live donors.
But the outcomes and effects of donations from live and deceased donors are yet to be compared. The recipient of the
Previously, there have been 10 other uterus transplants from dead donors attempted in the United States, Czech Republic and
The first childbirth following uterine transplantation from living donors occurred in Sweden in September 2013 and were also published in The Lancet. In total, there have been 39 procedures of the kind, resulting in 11live births so far.
Research leader Dr Dani Ejzenberg, of Universidade de Sao Paulo in Brazil, said, “The use of deceased donors could greatly broaden access to this treatment and our results provide proof-of-concept for a new option for women with uterine infertility.
The first uterus transplants from live donors were a medical milestone, creating the possibility of childbirth for many infertile women with access to suitable donors .