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Uterus transplant

Mats Brännström, professor of obstetrics and gynecology at Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, has the overriding responsibility for the research in uterus transplantation. Here during a surgery on a donor. Photo: Björn Larsson Rosvall.

In brief

In Sweden alone, there are approximately 2,000 women of childbearing age who lack a uterus or have one that is dysfunctional.

At Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, research that has been in progress since 1999 shows that women have a very good chance of bearing children with the aid of a uterine transplant.

After more than a decade’s preparations, the first women received transplants and in September 2014, the first child was born. This has been followed by several births, first in Sweden and more recently in other counties as well, after knowledge transfer from the team at the University of Gothenburg.

This page contains information and facts about this world-leading Swedish research.

Today, uterine transplantation is not offered in either public or private healthcare in Sweden. 

Press contact

Margareta Gustafsson Kubista
Press Officer,
Sahlgrenska Academy,
University of Gothenburg


Page Manager: Pontus Sundén|Last update: 3/5/2020

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