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Womb Transplants to Become a Reality Sooner Than Later

For the Childless, Womb Transplants Are on the Horizon

Some women have known all their lives that they were meant to be mothers. When nature does not allow for a man and woman to procreate on their own, people can take alternative routes to building their families: adoption, surrogacy, and in vitro fertilization. But for some ladies, it's not enough to take in an orphaned child or even have another woman carry her own flesh and blood. In that case, a womb transplant could be a dream come true and is very likely to become a reality sooner than later.

Scientists in London successfully performed a womb transplant in rabbits, giving hope to the future of human womb transplants. While there are medical issues to be conquered and experiments yet to be performed, the researchers believe the technique will be tested on women within two years. The topic of human reproduction always proves to be a volatile one. Some will argue the world is already overpopulated and there are plenty of children starving for homes. But for those women who crave the desire to be pregnant, the medical procedure could be the answer to their prayers.

What are your thoughts on the scientific advancement?

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starbucks2 starbucks2 6 years
Thanks to the above posters! How can you honestly tell someone with reproductive problems to 'just adopt'. Yes there are a lot of children out there that need a home and having children of your own therefore might be selfish in a way. But it's natural for people to want to carry a child of their own flesh. I feel for everyone who is not blessed enoug to have children when they wish for it. Oh, but the uterus transplant thing. I don't know. If it was safe and worked, why not? I guess it would be dangerous though.
MissSushi MissSushi 6 years
I have to agree with km and lj on all points, no one should ever be forced to make a decision to adopt just because they are infertile or having problems, else they be judged as selfish. Also, you also can't sit there as a person who has had no problems conceiving and say flat out you would adopt if you had troubles. You can't know what you will do in a situation until you are in it, especially something as important as how you bring a child into the world/your family. You can make your choice based on how you feel NOW, but that absolutely does NOT mean your choice would be the same no matter what variables are introduced. Blanket statements are always a lose.
kmckay kmckay 6 years
thanks lijauss... you took the words out of my mouth (and said them more polite than i was thinking!) my husband and i have been struggling with infertility for almost 3 years and people have been disrespectful enough (and/or ignorant enough) to say things like, why don't you just adopt? sure... like we can just apply online and get a kid tomorrow.
ljauss ljauss 6 years
As someone with a bum ute AND an adoptive parent, I find it disturbing when people suggest that infertile men and women should "just adopt". Adoption is not a standard issue swap out, nor is it "self absorbed" for someone to want to carry a child. If that were the case, then it's hypocritical for anyone to try to have kids before looking at the "millions of available children". To boil it down like that is ignorant and simply wrong. Adoption is expensive, complicated, and extremely emotionally challenging, especially if one is to adopt transracially or a special needs child. Adoption was the absolute right thing for our family, but to put that on others shows how little people know about the subject.
Zivanod Zivanod 6 years
I agree jennibean5. Maybe the uteran transplants can be for men? That could be useful for gay couples especially. Then they'd only need an egg donor and not a surrogate as well.
jenni5 jenni5 6 years
Now they need to get working on men having the babies :)
cheersdarlin916 cheersdarlin916 6 years
I am also blessed with the ability to carry my own babies and for that I am very grateful. I have always wondered if I would be strong enough to adopt a child. I just feel like I would not be able to love it like I do my own. I feel that the parents I know that have adopted always seem so much more strong then I. Maybe it is the unknown that makes me feel this way and because I have never had to face this situation. I am just very happy that I can have my own children.
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