01 Feb 12 Live Births from Uterus Transplants
Dr. Putman and Dr. Zhang, along with the entire team at the Fertility Center of Dallas, couldn’t be more proud and grateful to be a part of this world-renowned study. These births are the latest milestones in the uterine transplant clinical trial at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas, being conducted through Baylor Scott & White Research Institute. Baylor University Medical Center is now beginning to offer uterus transplant outside of the trial, and has delivered more babies via uterus transplant than any program in the world.
This recent publication turns these successes into the fact that uterus transplants have become a true fertility treatment solution.
Uterus Transplants Have Resulted in 12 Live Births
First and foremost, fertility specialists are scientists. We’ve spent our life using the scientific methods of theorizing and hypothesizing, experimenting, analyzing, and learning from our results.
So, while the first live birth following a uterine transplant was certainly an exciting milestone, we will continue to work harder until the success rates are notably higher.
Uterus Transplant Team Has a Current Success Rate Close to 80%
As the publication shares, out of the 14 (out of 20) technically successful uterus transplants, there have been 12 successful live births, which give us a success rate of 79%. That is phenomenal by researcher’s standards.
More important, that success rate means that uterus transplants may be considered a viable fertility treatment for women with Mayer-Rokitansky-Küster-Hauser syndrome (MRKH) or who have experienced a hysterectomy before or during their reproductive years.
There is nothing scientists, researchers, and fertility specialists love more than standing on the cusp of revolutionary new solutions for our patients. The Fertility Center of Dallas, led by Drs. J. Michael Putman and Dr. Lilly Zhang are absolutely thrilled to be a part of this experience and look forward to bringing more successful, post-uterine transplant babies into the world.
You can download the entire study, first published in ACOG’s Obstetrics & Gynecology February 2021 issue, HERE