Risks for donors in uterus transplantation

Iori Kisu, Makoto Mihara, Kouji Banno, Kiyoko Umene, Jun Araki, Hisako Hara, Nobuhiko Suganuma, Daisuke Aoki

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Uterus transplantation (UTx) is an alternative to gestational surrogacy and adoption for patients with absolute uterine infertility. Studies have been conducted in animals, and UTx is now within the reach of clinical application in humans. Procedures in humans have been published, but many medical, ethical, and social problems and risks of UTx require discussion prior to widespread clinical application, from the perspectives of donors, recipients, families, and newborns. In this article, we summarize the burdens and risks of UTx, with a focus on donors who provide the uterus.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1406-1415
Number of pages10
JournalReproductive Sciences
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Dec


  • donor
  • surrogacy
  • uterine infertility
  • uterus transplantation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology


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