>Putting the Poon back in the Tang

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Funny title, but this is a very serious subject. I personally know a couple who have been trying to get pregnant for years and with no luck. They have looked at a lot of possibilities.
Here is another promising alternative that may/may not help them, but I’m sure it will help many couples if they are able to pull this off.


A New York hospital is taking steps to offer the nation’s first uterus transplant, a radical experiment that might allow women whose wombs were removed or are defective to bear children.
The wombs would come from dead donors, just as most other organs do, and would be removed after the recipient gives birth so she would not need anti-rejection drugs her whole life. The hospital’s ethics board has conditionally approved the plans, although the hospital’s president warned women not to get false hopes because a transplant is not expected “any time in the near future.

Several experts cautioned that much more research must be done, and one declared this bold concept “not really ready for prime time.” The New York doctors just did a six-month trial run, showing that wombs could be obtained from organ donors, and now are screening potential recipients.

“I believe it’s technically possible to do,” said lead physician Dr. Giuseppe Del Priore.

However, even some scientists involved think they should produce more healthy offspring in animals before trying women.

Others note that about a thousand women already have become pregnant after kidney, heart and other transplants, with generally good results. They view uterus transplants as a way to help women whose only option now for a biological child is through a surrogate mom.

Yahoo News: Uterus transplant may enable pregnancy

10 thoughts on “>Putting the Poon back in the Tang

  1. >Any type of surgery carries a fair amount of risk.I can't believe that the medical community would be encouraging this procedure. First, the woman has to undergo a major, MAJOR transplant. This in itself would be so traumatic to her body. Then, on top of that, she's going to get pregnant? I consider myself a very healthy, fit person and even I had a very hard time during my two pregnancies. This whole idea sounds way too dangerous.

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  2. >I am going to have to google this in detail. If my memory serves me right there was a woman in Boston at the Brigham Women's hospital who underwent an "experimental" surgery that pretty much did the same thing. This woman was fairly young and had a really badly diseased uterus and could not have children. There is something oddly familiar about this. Forgive my rambling, but modern medicine is a little scary to me these days.

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  3. >Surgery is a big deal. My wife reminds me of that a lot after having had two C-sections and an appendix removed. This one requires two surgeries. One to put it in and another to take it out. I will say that having kids seem to be worth it, but it would definitely be up to the woman to decide if she wanted to go through this.

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  4. >I'm with Shelia and Girly_Girl…that's way too much going on!I thank God for my healthy three children…but damn, if I weren't able to have them, I don't know that I'd want to traumatize my body that much to have them.But then again…I have my healthy three and if I were trying to have just one with no luck, I may consider alternatives.I've missed ya'll! I've been dealing with my own drama and haven't been up to reading anything other than the verbiage of my resume as I begin my search for gainful employment after having chosen to be off work for a minute. I'se back in the saddle and have a lot of catching up to do here. Love the new look Lo!!!Peace

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