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ISSN Print: 2394-7500, ISSN Online: 2394-5869, CODEN: IJARPF

International Journal of Applied Research

Vol. 4, Issue 2, Part D (2018)

Uterine transplantation: A step towards creating a nest for future

Author(s)
Prempati Mayanglambam
Abstract
Infertility due to the inability of the uterus to carry a pregnancy ranks among the most unresolved issues in reproductive medicine. It affects millions of women worldwide who have congenital or acquired uterine affections, often requiring hysterectomy, and potentially represents a considerable fraction of general infertile population. Patients suffering from severe uterine infertility are currently compelled to go through gestational surrogacy or adoption; both the approaches unfortunately deprived, them of the maternal experience of pregnancy and childbirth Infertility due to the inability of the uterus to carry a pregnancy ranks among the most unresolved issues in Reproductive medicine. It affects millions of women worldwide who have congenital or acquired uterine affections, often requiring hysterectomy, and potentially represents a considerable fraction of the general infertile population.
Patients suffering from severe uterine infertility are currently compelled to go through gestational surrogacy or adoption; both approaches, unfortunately, deprive them of the maternal experience of pregnancy and birth. Infertility due to the inability of the uterus to carry a pregnancy ranks among the most unresolved issues in reproductive medicine. It affects millions of women worldwide who have congenital or acquired uterine affections, often requiring hysterectomy, and potentially represents a considerable fraction of the general infertile population.
Patients suffering from severe uterine infertility are currently compelled to go through gestational surrogacy or adoption; both approaches, unfortunately, deprive them of the maternal experience of pregnancy and birth. Uterus transplantation (UTx) is the only available treatment for absolute uterine factor infertility (AUFI), which is caused by either absence (congenital or after hysterectomy) or presence of a non-functioning uterus. Uterus transplantation became a clinical reality after more than 10 years of structured animal-based research. Aside from gestational surrogacy, this procedure is the only alternative for women with AUFI to attain genetic motherhood. In the Middle East, North Africa and Turkey (MENAT) region, out of a population of around 470 million, more than 100,000 women of fertile age are estimated to suffer from AUFI. Introduction of UTx as an infertility treatment in this region will certainly differ in specific countries from ethical, religious and legal standpoints depending on culture and religion. The aim of this article is to give an overview of the research-based development of UTx and its clinical results up until today as well as to explore how UTx would fit into current infertility treatments, with its existing multifaceted religious perspectives.
Pages: 192-194  |  451 Views  9 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Prempati Mayanglambam. Uterine transplantation: A step towards creating a nest for future. Int J Appl Res 2018;4(2):192-194.
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