- 一般社団法人 日本臓器保存生物医学会
- Organ Biology (ISSN:13405152)
- vol.25, no.1, pp.35-40, 2018 (Released:2018-03-14)
Uterus transplantation (UTx) has become an alternative to gestational surrogacy and adoption for women with uterine factor infertility. Brännström et al. achieved the first human delivery after UTx in 2014 and to date a total of 8 babies have been born after UTx from living donors. This outcome attracted much attention worldwide and many countries have recently prepared for UTx. However, this procedure has many medical, ethical and social issues that require discussion prior to clinical application. Moreover, UTx is still in the experimental stage overseas and the safety and efficacy remain unclear despite several clinical applications. Despite the many issues to be resolved, this new organ transplantation technology will provide new hope for women with uterine factor infertility and further development of the technology is important for future reproductive and transplant medicine.