UK’s first womb transplant raises hope

The United Kingdom has accomplished its first womb transplant procedure, marking a pivotal moment in the nation’s healthcare landscape.

At the Churchill Hospital in Oxford, a surgical team conducted a remarkable nine-hour and 20-minute operation on Sunday, transferring a sister’s womb to her 34-year-old sibling, reported local media sources.

The recipient of the womb, who had been diagnosed with Mayer-Rokitansky-Kuster-Hauser (MRKH), a rare reproductive condition, embarked on the journey to conceive through in vitro fertilisation (IVF) treatments. However, her sister, a 40-year-old woman who had previously given birth to two children, offered her uterus for donation, leading to the pioneering transplantation.