Home Health Parents News Now Womb Transplants Seek to Make Medical History Womb Transplants Seek to Make Medical History By Holly Lebowitz Rossi January 14, 2014 Advertisement Save Pin FB More Tweet Email Send Text Message Print shutterstock_171182243 30726 The women, mostly in their 30s, who were either born without a uterus or had it removed because of cancer, are part of the first major experiment to see if a woman with a transplanted uterus can become pregnant and give birth to the child. The women received wombs donated from relatives. Women from two previous womb transplant attempts–in Turkey and Saudi Arabia–both failed to carry a baby. Scientists in several countries are working on similar operations, but the Swedish group is the most advanced, the AP reports. Dr. Mats Brannstrom, chair of the obstetrics and gynecology department at the University of Gothenburg, will hold a workshop next month on how to perform womb transplants and publish their findings. Image: Surgeons, via Shutterstock By Holly Lebowitz Rossi Save Pin FB More Tweet Email Send Text Message Print Comments Add a Comment Be the first to comment! No comments yet. Advertisement Close this dialog window Add a comment Womb Transplants Seek to Make Medical History Add your comment... Cancel Submit Success! Thanks for adding your feedback.