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Surgeon plans world's first ever womb transplant for transgender woman to give birth

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transplant on a transgender woman who was born male.The organs needed for the woman to become pregnant would come from either a dead donor or from a transgender man who had his reproductive organs removed.Dr Narendra Kaushik who is planning the ground-breaking surgery says the hopeful mum could in theory have a baby by IVF.The surgeon, who is based in India's capital New Delhi, said: "Every transgender woman wants to be as female as possible."And that includes being a mother.

The way towards this is with a uterine transplant, the same as a kidney or any other transplant."This is the future. We cannot predict exactly when this will happen but it will happen very soon."We have our plans and we are very very optimistic about this."Womb transplants have already been carried out in Denmark, from one cis-woman to another but this would be the first to a transgender female, Professor Simon Fishel said.Dr Kshuik said that around 20% of his patients are from overseas, with many flying from the UK.Business is booming at his Olmec clinic in New Delhi, with the surgeon recently opening a purpose-built centre to meet demand.It comes as India is now surpassing Thailand as the destination of choice for this kind of surgery, the Mirror reports."Many of our patients tell us that their sexual partners don’t even notice that they weren't born with female sex organs," said Dr Kaushik."And that’s our aim, to make it so that they live as normal a life as possible as a woman.

We aim for an aesthetic ideal"For more incredible stories from the Daily Star, make sure you sign up to one of our newsletters hereWomb transplants, which cost thousands of pounds, are still considered to be an experimental procedure.There has only been one well-known.

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