Boston Medical Center endocrinologist Joshua Safer says he, too, has fielded such requests among a small number of his transgender patients.
But a major catch is the medical risk they face: A standard hysterectomy takes between a half-hour and an hour, but preparing a uterus and its associated blood vessels for transplant would keep such patients under the knife for as long as.
A pregnancy can happen anytime a penis or semen is in contact with the vaginal area.
Yet with six planned uterine transplant among natal female patients across the U.
Yet interest in uterine transplants is growing: Brännström, the Swedish surgeon who led the prior transplant work among women, says his inbox is now inundated with messages from less-traditional patients.
So yes, depending on their anatomy, people who are transgender can become pregnant.
Yet there is no discussion yet about how transgender candidates would be included in the mix.
To support a fetus through pregnancy a transgender recipient would also need the right hormonal milieu and the vasculature to feed the uterus, along with a vagina.