In what can be called as a major breakthrough, a womb implant surgery initially conducted at Stockholm and later in the United States and China has raised the hopes for women who were born without a womb or have undergone hysterectomy.
According to a report by the Times of India, Milann Fertility Centre which has facilities in various cities across the country, including Delhi and Bengaluru, will be operating on 11 women who are awaiting clearance from the organ transplant authority for the procedure in Bengaluru.
Dr Kamini Rao, medical director, told the English daily, "We have registered 11 women suffering from a rare congenital disorder called MRKH (Mayer Rokitansky Kuster Hauser) syndrome for womb transplants."
The first few cases will be handled by doctors from Sweden's University of Gothenburg at Milann's Bengaluru centre, which has been approved by the Medical Council of India, Roa added.
Simply put: Womb transplant is the surgical procedure whereby a healthy uterus, harvested either from a corpse or a living donor, is transplanted into a female organism which has a diseased or no uterus.
However, the experts have pointed out that the procedure may not be a life-saving one as it puts both the donor and the recipient to high risks as it involves the removal of the entire uterine system. However, it is advisable to the ones who are unable to bear children to go for the harmless alternatives like adoption and surrogacy.