Uterus transplantation: animal research and human possibilities

Fertil Steril. 2012 Jun;97(6):1269-76. doi: 10.1016/j.fertnstert.2012.04.001. Epub 2012 Apr 28.


Uterus transplantation research has been conducted toward its introduction in the human as a treatment of absolute uterine-factor infertility, which is considered to be the last frontier to conquer for infertility research. In this review we describe the patient populations that may benefit from uterus transplantation. The animal research on uterus transplantation conducted during the past two decades is summarized, and we describe our views regarding a future research-based human attempt.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Infertility, Female / surgery*
  • Models, Animal*
  • Organ Transplantation / trends*
  • Uterine Diseases / surgery*
  • Uterus / transplantation*