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BioNews Comment articles written by Dr Natasha Hammond-Browning:

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Uterus transplantation: five years on from the world's first birth
4 November 2019 - by Dr Natasha Hammond-Browning
Five years ago, on 3 October 2014, the world's first birth following a uterus transplant was announced. Born in Sweden, baby Vincent's arrival made global headlines, and was followed by further births from the Swedish trial... [Read More]
Cautious optimism at the first live birth after womb transplant from deceased donor
17 December 2018 - by Dr Natasha Hammond-Browning
The news broke on the 4 December 2018 that clinicians had achieved a successful pregnancy and live birth following a uterus transplant from a deceased donor... [Read More]
Altruistic anonymous uterus donation – altruism at the highest level?
21 November 2016 - by Dr Natasha Hammond-Browning
Sixteen uterus donations have occurred worldwide, and so far only a research team in Sweden has carried out transplants that successfully produced live births. The Swedish trial involved donations from living persons... [Read More]
Womb transplants – are they worth the risk?
18 April 2016 - by Dr Natasha Hammond-Browning
The first US uterus transplant was carried out in February, but before we continue down this route we need to ask whether the risks outweigh the benefits of these procedures... [Read More]
Womb transplants – is surrogacy safer?
16 November 2015 - by Dr Natasha Hammond-Browning
The recent news that the Health Research Authority has given approval to a UK charity to conduct a clinical trial for womb transplants is seen as welcome news for women without wombs. But when compared to the extensive surgeries required for a womb transplant, is surrogacy not the safer option?... [Read More]