New surgery could allow trans women to give birth within five years – Gay Star News

A new, potentially amazing medical breakthrough may allow trans women to conceive children. Here’s the story by Joe Morgan from Gay Star News…

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Will this new surgery mean trans women might be able to one day get pregnant? - Photo via Gay Star News

A new surgery could allow trans women to give birth to children within five years.

Last week, it was announced that Cleveland Clinic is performing uterus transplant surgery on women who were born without a womb or whose uterus is diseased or malfunctioning.
And it appears that the day when a trans woman can give birth is closer than we might think.

‘My guess is five, 10 years away, maybe sooner,’ Dr. Karine Chung, director of the fertility preservation program at the University of Southern California’s Keck School of Medicine, said according to Yahoo Health.

Dr Christine McGinn, a trans Pennsylvania plastic surgeon, said she would bet ‘just about every transgender person who is female will want to do it, if it were covered by insurance’.

‘The human drive to be a mother for a woman is a very serious thing. Transgender women are no different.’

While it’s still in the research stages, Swedish scientists have transplanted uteri from live donors and achieved five pregnancies and four live births.

But this research doesn’t mean that cis men are suddenly going to be able to give birth – trans women are different in that many have already gone through many of the procedures necessary:

To have a uterus transplant, patients will need:
   ● Hormone therapy to shut off testosterone and introduce progesterone       and estrogen to prepare the uterus for pregnancy
   ● A vagina, preferably, to support the uterus

The big drawbacks are the expense ($25,000 to 1.3 million) and unknown future complications for the trans mom and her child/children.

Read the complete, original report here at Gay Star News:
http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/new-surgery-could-allow-trans-women-to-give-birth-within-five-years/#gs.g1ehWss

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