Barrett faculty member and bioethicist Jenny Brian comments on case of first baby born from transplanted uterus

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December 6, 2018

What are the ethics of transplanting a uterus into a woman, causing a pregnancy via in vitro fertilization, delivering a baby, and then removing the organ? That's a question Barrett Honors Faculty Fellow Jenny Dyck Brian addresses in this story from KJZZ about doctors in Brazil who carried out these procedures..

Dr. Jennifer Brian

Dr. Jenny Dyck Brian

As a bioethicist Brian explains that such procedures raise essential ethical questions regarding access and cost, risk and informed consent, and social pressures on parenting and reproduction.

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