Fertility doctor weighs up prospect to have implanted womb in a Man


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The outgoing president of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, Dr Richard Paulson is optimistic that men could get pregnant as soon as “tomorrow” thanks to developments in womb transplantation

The success of womb transplants in women means that the science is now available to allow similar operations to be carried out on those who began life as men, according to one of the world’s leading fertility professors.

He added that people who have undergone gender reassignment surgery may want to take advantage and consider the possibility of a womb transplant which would allow them to carry a baby.

Speaking at the American Society for Reproductive Medicine’s annual meeting in San Antonio, Texas, Dr Paulson explained that there was no anatomical reason why a womb could not be successfully implanted into a transgender woman.

“You could do it tomorrow,” he said. “There would be additional challenges, but I don’t see any obvious problem that would preclude it … I personally suspect there are going to be trans women who are going to want to have a uterus and will likely get the transplant.”

He added that while men and woman have a different shaped pelvis there would nevertheless be room for an implanted womb.

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