Research has been carried in the area of developing a womb transplant procedure for over half a century. However, collaboration between various teams has historically been weak.
In October 2014, it was announced that a uterine transplant patient had given birth to a healthy baby for the first time. We’ve come a long way but still have a long way to go. Read more about the work and research carried out to date across the world to get us where we are now.
Work so far
Over the past 12 years, gynaecologist, Mr Richard Smith has led our research team in performing a number of interlinked procedures relating to womb transplantation.
Our work has included research and procedures carried out on animals and has resulted in a demonstrable improvement in knowledge and procedures. We continue to work toward improved procedures to make womb transplantation more accessible and realistic for the many women all over the world who would benefit.
We’re working towards a future where womb transplantation is an accessible option for the many women across the world without a uterus.
We have a vision as to how this procedure will work in the future are working towards making it as realistic and safe a procedure as we can. Find out more about we see the future of womb transplantation in the UK and further afield.
Benefits from our Research
Our research into womb transplantation has resulted in a number of benefits in addition to improved knowledge about this specific procedure.
Benefits to come from our research include a surgical procedure to treat an adenomatoid tumour of the uterus without resorting to a hysterectomy, thus sparing the fertility of the patient. Find out more about the additional benefits to come of our research.