Womb transplant results in birth, a world first, doctor says

October 4, 2014 9:12 AM

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Womb transplant results in birth, a world first, doctor says

In a medical first, a woman in Sweden has given birth after receiving a womb transplant, the doctor who performed the pioneering procedure said Friday.

The 36-year-old mother received a uterus from a close family friend last year. Her baby boy was born prematurely but healthy last month, and mother and child are now at home and well. The identities of the woman and her male partner were not disclosed.

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