Cleveland Clinic: First uterus transplant in US is unsuccessful

One day after holding a press conference on performing the first uterus transplant in the United States, the Cleveland Clinic announced the procedure has failed.

"We are saddened to share that our patient, Lindsey, recently experienced a sudden complication that led to the removal of her transplanted uterus," reads a statement from the hospital.

Cleveland Clinic says its medical team took all necessary precautions and measures to keep the patient safe. She is currently doing well and recovering.

Despite the setback, the hospital plans to continue its study of uterus transplants in the hopes of advancing medical research in the area. All total, the study includes 10 women.



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