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

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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.