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Uterus transplants could help women have children

CHANGING FAMILIES - Doctors at the Cleveland Clinic discussed details about the first uterus transplant ever performed in the U.S.

Doctors performed the surgery last month on a 26-year-old woman who did not have a uterus. The donor uterus came from a woman who had died.

The hospital will attempt 10 transplants as part of a clinical trial.

Other countries have tried womb transplants.

Sweden reported the first successful birth in 2014, with five healthy babies so far. Doctors there say the still-experimental treatment might be an alternative for some of the thousands of women unable to have children because they were born without a uterus or lost it to disease.

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