Shaping A New Medical Innovation
Uterus Transplantation provides a promising potential treatment for women with uterine factor infertility who are unable to carry a pregnancy due to lack of the uterus. These women are either born without a uterus or lost the uterus at a young age.
In 2016, Baylor University Medical Center, through the Baylor Scott & White Research Institute, launched a pioneering clinical trial to explore uterus transplantation with the goal of achieving a healthy pregnancy and live birth.
Through the uterus transplant clinical trial, Baylor University Medical Center’s clinicians and researchers have advanced the science of uterus transplantation for the benefit of the broader medical community and women with uterine factor infertility.
In 2017, the program announced the first successful live birth after a uterus transplant in the United States. Since then, the clinical trial team has continued to celebrate medical milestones in the field of uterus transplantation including:
Delivered the first baby in the US to a mother who received a uterus transplant
Successfully delivered fourteen babies to mothers who received uterus transplants (as of January 2022)
Performed more uterus transplant surgeries than any other program in the world
First in the U.S. to deliver two babies born to the same mother after a uterus transplant
First program in the world to perform uterus transplants from both living and deceased donors
Most published uterus transplant program, with 35+ publications across surgical, gynecologic and transplantation journals in five years
First in the world to offer uterus transplants outside of a clinical trial
January 2016: Baylor University Medical Center Announces Clinical Trial
for Uterus Transplantation (News Release)
Researchers enrolled 10 women who would receive a uterus transplant from either a deceased or living donor.
September 2016: Baylor University Medical Center Completes the First Living Donor Uterus Transplants Performed in the US (Announcement)
November 2017: The Nation’s First Baby Born to a Woman Who Received a Uterus Transplant in Baylor University Medical Center’s Clinical Trial in Dallas (News Release)
January 2018: The Recipient of the First Baby Born in the Clinical Trial Meets Her Donor
March 2018: Baylor University Medical Center Confirms That a Second Baby Has Been Born to a Mother Who Received a Uterus Transplant in the Clinical Trial (News Release)
November 2018: Baylor University Medical Center and Baylor Scott & White Research Institute Announce a Second Phase of the Uterus Transplant Clinical Trial
Enrollment opens for 10 additional women who experience uterine factor infertility to receive a uterus transplant in the second phase of the trial. Observations from the first phase of the trial provided a greater understanding of transplantation and supporting medical disciplines that the second phase of the trial would build upon.
January 2019: The First Baby Born at Baylor University Medical Center to a Mother
Who Received a Uterus Transplant Is Featured on the Cover of TIME Magazine (Article)
April 2019: Baylor University Medical Center Performs the First Robotic Uterus Transplant Donor Surgery
August 2019: Baylor University Medical Center Completes the 10 Surgeries of the Second Phase of the Clinical Trial
September 2019: Baylor University Medical Center Announces a Third Baby Born to a Mother Who Received a Uterus Transplant in the Clinical Trial (News Release)
October 2019: Baylor University Medical Center Announces a Fourth Baby Born to a Mother Who Received a Uterus Transplant in the Clinical Trial (News Release)
In the News
Good Morning America
Woman is one of 25 in the world to welcome baby after successful uterus transplant
February 28, 2020
Uterus transplant recipients meet donors
February 21, 2020
Thousands of Women Are Born Without a Uterus. A New Procedure Offers Them Hope
January 3, 2019
Women open up about their successful uterus transplants
October 1, 2019