Imperial Professor co-leads UK’s first womb transplant operation


After more than 25 years of research, a team co-led by Imperial’s Professor Richard Smith has performed the first womb transplant in the UK.

The operation has given a woman who was born without a functioning womb the possibility of getting pregnant and carrying her own baby. As detailed in a case report published today by the BJOG, an international journal of obstetrics and gynaecology, both the woman and the donor, her sister, have recovered well. They wish to remain anonymous. 

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