• fiona64

    The moment I read an article about these transplants a few weeks ago, it raised numerous ethical questions in my mind. Glad to see I’m not alone.

  • JamieHaman

    There are so many children who need a home, I can’t see the justification.

  • coolmind

    can’t have kids? Adopt or better yet, rescue a dog.

    • Mandy

      Yeah…I’d love to see these women interviewed and learn some more about them and why they want to physically birth a child so much. Were options such as a surrogate or adoption even considered? Do so many people really feel like they can’t be a “real” mother or something unless they physically are the one to give birth? What is cheaper: transplanted uterues surgery and medication or the fees your go through trying to adopt or surrogacy? Because yeah, there are hundreds of thousands of kids already here waiting to find a family. Is passing along your genes by going through a pregnancy yourself really that important?

      This issues brings up a lot of questions about parenting and motherhood and stigmas surrounding the non-traditional family for me.

      • L-dan

        It does mention that surrogacy isn’t an option there. It’s not legal. And I guess, from an ethical standpoint, this procedure risks the person with that fervent desire for a child of their own genetic material, rather than potentially exploiting someone else via surrogacy*.

        But yeah, I really have trouble seeing the mindset that wants that so much.

        *not that I think all surrogacy is exploitative, but I can see the cautious ethics involved in banning it.

  • Mindy McIndy

    This is weird and all, but a little part of me says “Sign me up to be a uterus donor.” But then that little bit of logic reminds me that I wouldn’t wish my uterus on even my worst enemy.

    • L-dan

      This.

      Also, while I’d be happy to be rid of it, I don’t know that the highly invasive surgery is worth it.

      From the linked article, “The Swedish researchers and others have previously reported successful uterus transplants in animals including mice, sheep and baboons, but no offspring from the primates were produced.”

      That does not say to me that this procedure is ready for testing on humans. If you’re going to risk your health that way, I think it should be with at least a bit more of a chance that you’ll get the intended result out of it.

  • bitchybitchybitchy

    There is something distinctly creepy to me about this story. Women undergoing elective surgery that will leave them taking anti-rejection medication for the rest of their lives for the chance to have a uterus? So that doctors can stroke their egos and be seen as miracle workers? No thanks. And let’s not forget the children already living who need loving, responsible parents….

  • KSB

    I have to say I’m pretty ashamed and shocked at the responses on this website of all places. Not everyone can adopt, if you’re not rich, white, straight, married, and even Christian you may have a very hard time adopting, it may even be impossible.
    This is an amazing opportunity for women and I hope that this technology can be dveloped in a safe and ethical manner. Shame on everyone here who is so selfish as to callously deny any woman the chance to bare a child. Is there something wrong with that desire? Aren’t we all here to uphold the rights of every woman to choose her reproductive destiny?

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