Its a Womb Fight something as the clamor for Transgender women having their own babies begins.
A leading British surgeon, Christopher Inglefield says a successful uterus implant into a trans-female is now achievable after success in fertility medicine in Brazil.
Two years ago a woman in Brazil became the first mother to give birth to her child using a womb transplanted from a deceased donor to a woman.
It was a major breakthrough in fertility medicine when the little girl was born healthy and weighing 5.6lbs.
It comes just four years after the world’s first womb transplant baby from a live donor was born in Sweden in 2014.
Surgeon Christopher Inglefield, founder of the London Transgender Clinic, says a successful uterus implant into a trans-female is now achievable as well.
He says the procedure ‘essentially identical’ to that of ‘cis-women’ – aka females born in that gender.
Mr Inglefield, a specialist in gender confirmation surgery as well as facial and body feminisation, said: “This pioneering birth is extremely important for any trans female who would like to carry her own child.
“Because once the medical community accept this as a treatment for cis-women with uterine infertility, such as congenital absence of a womb, then it would be illegal to deny a trans-female who has completed her transition.
“There are clearly anatomical boundaries when it comes to trans women but these are problems that I believe can be surmounted and the transplant into a trans-female is essentially identical to that of a cis-female.”
The Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA) confirm there are no regulations in place to prevent a trans woman who has received a uterus transplant from having IVF treatment.
Mr Inglefield describes how a transplant would work.
He explained: “The most important step is the harvesting from the donor as great care is required to avoid damage to the arteries and veins supplying the uterus.
“The actual “plumbing in” is straight forward.
“The donor vessels are connected to the pelvic artery and veins which are the same in both males and females.
“With a uterus transplant in a trans-female, the neovaginal would be opened at the pelvic end to accept the donor womb.
“And the same procedure is used in a cis-female transplant with the donor uterus being attached to the native vagina.
“Trans females have a much narrower pelvis than cis-women of the same height, but there would still be room for them to carry a child.
“Supplemental hormones could be taken to replicate the changes that occur in the body when a woman is pregnant.
“Meanwhile it’s highly unlikely that a trans female would give birth naturally, but would be delivered via Caesarian section in order to safeguard the child.”