Doctors Could Be 5 Years Away From Uterine Transplants for Men

News that doctors in Cleveland, Ohio have begun screening applicants for a clinical trial of uterine transplantation has prompted some to wonder if science will ever find a way to transplant a uterus into a man, and according to a Yahoo article, we may be just five years away from doing just that.

The article published Nov. 18, quoted Dr. Karine Chung, director of the fertility preservation program at the University of Southern California’s Keck School of Medicine, as saying, “My guess is five, 10 years away, maybe sooner.”

Theoretically, the article said, a man could receive a uterine transplant, “carry a baby to term, and give birth.”