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Surrogacy Is Safer than a Womb Swap

Herald Sun,  June 15, 2011
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Doctors are considering transplanting the uterus of Eva Ottoson, 56, into the body of her daughter Sara, 25, in a highly complex operation. Animal experimentation suggests that uteruses from live donors must be removed with abundant blood vessels to sustain pregnancy in the recipient. The risks of hemorrhage are high. It's been tried once before in a woman but failed after the donated uterus proved too weak to hold a baby beyond four months.

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