Psychological aspects in pre-transplantation assessments of patients prior to entering the first uterus transplantation trial

Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand. 2015 Oct;94(10):1035-8. doi: 10.1111/aogs.12696. Epub 2015 Jun 30.


Uterus transplantation is a treatment of uterine factor infertility. It raises questions of psychological aspects and well-being among the participants, which is of great importance as this is a new type of a major surgical procedure. This commentary focuses on the psychology surrounding this novel type of transplantation and the importance of patient selection. In addition, psychological aspects of events during the first postoperative year and the follow-up are discussed.

Trial registration: NCT01844362.

Keywords: Uterus; donor; infertility; psychology; recipient; transplantation.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Adaptation, Psychological
  • Biomedical Research
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Infertility, Female / psychology*
  • Infertility, Female / surgery*
  • Interpersonal Relations
  • Patient Selection
  • Uterus / transplantation*

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