First Human Multiorgan Donor Uterus Transplant: Author Interview

February 2013 Featured Author Interview  – Drs. Munire Akar & Steven Palter

Absolute uterine infertility is one of the last frontiers in fertility therapy.  Interview by Dr Steven Palter of Munire Akar who performed the world’s first successful human organ donor uterus transplant.  They discuss how and and why it was done and if if this should be an option for patients.

 

Fertility and Sterility’s February, 2013 feature article author interview. Video and New Media editor Steven Palter interviews Munire Akar from Aktinez University In Antalya Turkey on her landmark study of the prelimary one-year results of the world’s first human uterus transplant from a multiorgan donor.

Absolute uterine infertility is one of the last frontiers in fertility therapy.  Until now often the only option was adoption or gestational surrogacy.  While both wonderful options many patients are unwilling or unable to choose these options.

Dr Akar’s group has successfully performed the world’s first human uterus transplant from a multiorgan donor.

In this interview she and Dr Palter discuss the rationale and steps that were taken to achieve success.  They discuss the ethics and costs involved and potential risks.  Can this become a viable treatment option for women?  Should this be done?  How was it possible?  How was the recipient chosen?Volume 99, Issue 2, Pages 470-476.e5, February 2013Discuss this article on the forum: http://fertstertforum.com/ozkano-first-human-uterus-transplantation/

 

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