CLEVELAND – A new research study at the Cleveland Clinic will aim to give some women a dream they never thought they would have—a pregnancy.

The Clinic announced this week that they will be the first hospital in the nation to perform uterus transplants.

As part of the study, the Cleveland Clinic will perform uterus transplants in 10 women with uterine factor infertility (UFI).

Women with UFI cannot carry a pregnancy because they were born without a uterus.

But the option of a transplant offers the women a ray of hope.

A group of doctors in Sweden has performed nine uterus transplants after years of research and human trials. To date, the team has achieved five pregnancies and four live births.



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