Cleveland surgeons perform U.S.’s first uterus transplant

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

CLEVELAND — Surgeons at the Cleveland Clinic have completed the nation’s first uterus transplant.

The hospital says yesterday’s surgery took nine hours. It involved a 26-year-old woman who received a uterus from a deceased donor.

Last fall, the Cleveland Clinic announced it would attempt 10 such transplants in a clinical trial.

Other countries have tried womb transplants — with Sweden reporting the first successful birth in 2014.

Notice: you are using an outdated browser. Microsoft does not recommend using IE as your default browser. Some features on this website, like video and images, might not work properly. For the best experience, please upgrade your browser.