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India’s first womb transplant successful in Pune; mother donates uterus to daughter

India’s first womb transplant was performed on Thursday in Pune when doctors transplanted a mother’s uterus to her 21-year-old daughter who is unable to become pregnant.


By   |  Updated On : May 19, 2017 08:59 AM
India’s first womb transplant successful in Pune; mother donates uterus to daughter

India’s first womb transplant successful in Pune; mother donates uterus to daughter

New Delhi :  

India’s first womb transplant has been successfully performed by a team of doctors on Thursday. The womb transplant was claimed as India's firstuterus transplant surgery, in which uterus of a woman was transplanted in her 21-year-old daughter.

In this case a mother’s uterus was transplanted to her 21-year-old daughter who is unable to become pregnant. The Solapur resident does not have a uterus. A team of 12 doctors at the Pune’s Galaxy Care Laparoscopy Institute (GCLI) will perform the procedure on her.

A team of 12 doctors, headed by Dr Shailesh Puntambekar, performed the surgery which started at 12 noon on Thursday and ended at 9.15 pm at Galaxy Care Laparoscopy Institute.

The younger woman was born without uterus, Dr Puntambekar said. "The patient wanted to have her own baby and was not ready for adoption or surrogacy. Since they knew about the uterus transplant, they approached us and accepted the surgery option," he said. Fortunately, her mother was found to be a medicallysuitable uterus donor for her.

The younger woman -- the patient -- is now under observation and will be kept in Intensive Care Unit for somedays. Dr Puntambekar said this was the first uterus or womb transplant in India. The first successful uterine transplant was carried out in Sweden in 2013. Twenty-five such surgeries have been performed around the world so far.

(With PTI Input)

First Published: Friday, May 19, 2017 08:19 AM


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