TITLE

Moving the Womb

AUTHOR(S)
Caplan, Arthur L.; Perry, Constance; Plante, Lauren A.; Saloma, Joseph; Batzer, Frances R.
PUB. DATE
May 2007
SOURCE
Hastings Center Report;May/Jun2007, Vol. 37 Issue 3, p18
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents an essay on uterus transplantation in women. Uterus transplant is an attempt to improve the woman's quality of live by allowing her to give birth. Gestational surrogacy which involves women who will rent their wombs for a fee to other women so they may bear children, is not an option for not having a functioning uterus. Uterus transplant failed the clinical equipoise test, in which the risk-benefit ratio of the experimental procedure should be equal to existing alternatives.
ACCESSION #
25165569

 

Related Articles

  • Swedish surgeons report world's first uterus transplantations from mother to daughter. Hansen, Anders // BMJ: British Medical Journal (Overseas & Retired Doctors Edition;9/29/2012, Vol. 345 Issue 7876, p4 

    The article reports that a team of surgeons from the Sahlgrenska University Hospital in Gothenburg, Sweden has performed the world's first transplantations of a uterus from two mothers to their daughters.

  • Womb transplant success story.  // PRWeek (London);10/30/2009, p6 

    The article reports on a human womb transplant procedure that scientists in Great Britain are predicting to become a success within the span of two years. They said that the transplant would have a regular blood supply needed to support pregnancy. The medical breakthrough will benefit women in...

  • A Womb of One's Own. Kluger, Jeffrey; Horowitz, Janice M. // Time International (South Pacific Edition);3/18/2002, Issue 10, p55 

    Focuses on the first human uterine transplant, performed in Saudi Arabia. Reasons why the surgery was performed; Outcome, including the eventual failure of the organ; Optimism of the medical community; Problems with this type of transplant surgery; View that uterine transplants are unlikely to...

  • A Womb of One's Own. Kluger, Jeffrey; Horowitz, Janice M. // Time;3/18/2002, Vol. 159 Issue 11, p69 

    Focuses on the first human uterine transplant, performed in Saudi Arabia. Reasons why the surgery was performed; Outcome, including the eventual failure of the organ; Optimism of the medical community; Problems with this type of transplant surgery; View that uterine transplants are unlikely to...

  • plastic surgery -- as a gift? S.R. // Shape;Apr2006, Vol. 25 Issue 8, p32 

    The article provides information on a 2,000 woman survey that found that only 13 percent would give plastic surgery as a present. This disturbing trend trivializes the seriousness of the procedures.

  • Fibromyxoid sarcoma of the leg. Wollina, Uwe; Runge, Juliane; Schönlebe, Jaqueline // Indian Dermatology Online Journal;2010, Vol. 1 Issue 1, p24 

    A 48-year-old female with an atypical plaque-like lesion of the lower leg is presented in this article. Histologic investigation revealed a rare low-grade ibromyxoid sarcoma (pT1a cN0 cM0; stage Ia) of suprafascial localization. Staging of the patient did not reveal metastatic spread. The tumor...

  • Dr. Botox and his late-night parties. Landry, Meredith // Crain's Chicago Business;5/8/2006, Vol. 29 Issue 19, p41 

    The article reports that of the nearly 4 million Americans who got Botox injections last year, 3.6 million were women, according to the Arlington Heights-based American Society of Plastic Surgeons. The number of women between 19 and 34 who received injections in 2005 increased 13% from 2004. But...

  • Plastic perceptions.  // Cosmetic Surgery Times;May2005, Vol. 8 Issue 4, p68 

    The article presents statistics that show different countries' perceptions of plastic surgery. 40 percent of American women see the increase in plastic surgery as a negative. 32 percent of English women see it as a negative. For French women, only 27 percent see the increase as a negative.

  • LEIOMIOMATOSIS PERITONEAL DISEMINADA Y EMBARAZO. Montero, Juan Carlos; Iturain, Natalia; Urrea, Denisse; Misad, Carlos // Revista Chilena de Obstetricia y Ginecología;2008, Vol. 73 Issue 2, p134 

    We report the clinical case of 33 years-old woman with leiomyomatosis peritonealis disseminata (LPD) whose diagnosis becomes evident during a surgery for adnexal tumor. The next year she gets pregnant. During the cesarean section performed at 38 weeks' gestation, it is observed a disease...

Share

Read the Article

Other Topics