Uterus transplantation—questions and answers about the procedure that is expanding the field of solid organ transplantation

Abstract

Uterus transplant is a new and rapidly evolving field of solid organ transplantation designed to help women with absolute uterine-factor infertility who desire to carry their own pregnancies. The advent of this procedure and human clinical trials of uterus transplantation have raised technical, clinical, and ethical questions. We address several questions about uterus transplantation based on available literature and the clinical experience at Baylor University Medical Center, which has the largest uterus transplant program in the United States.

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Faculty credentials/disclosure 

Dr. Jun Zhang received his MD and MS in human pathology and has worked as a research pharmacologist for approximately 30 years. Dr. Kristen M. Tecson received her PhD in statistical science and has worked in the field of cardiovascular research for the past 5 years. Dr. Peter A. McCullough (MD, MPH) is a practicing cardiologist and an internationally recognized authority on the role of chronic kidney disease as a cardiovascular risk state. The authors and planner report no conflicts of interest. This work was partially funded by the Baylor Health Care System Foundation.

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Expiration date

Credit eligibility for this article is set to expire on July 1, 2023.

Target Audience

All physicians

Learning Objectives

After completing the article, the learner should be able to:

  • Describe the indications for uterus transplantation and alternatives for parenthood
  • Discuss the risks of the uterus transplant and living uterus donor procedures
  • Assess arguments for and against the justification of uterus transplantation
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) MOC Part 2 Medical Knowledge
    Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 1.00 Medical Knowledge points in the American Board of Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
    The A. Webb Roberts Center for Continuing Medical Education of Baylor Scott & White Health is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
  • 1.00 Attendance
Course opens: 
09/01/2021
Course expires: 
09/01/2023
Cost:
$25.00
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Accreditation

The A. Webb Roberts Center for Continuing Medical Education of Baylor Scott & White Health is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit

The A. Webb Roberts Center for Continuing Medical Education of Baylor Scott & White Health designates this Journal-based CME activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

American Board of Internal Medicine Maintenance of Certification (MOC)

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 1 Medical Knowledge MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

Available Credit

  • 1.00 American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) MOC Part 2 Medical Knowledge
    Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 1.00 Medical Knowledge points in the American Board of Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
    The A. Webb Roberts Center for Continuing Medical Education of Baylor Scott & White Health is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
  • 1.00 Attendance

Price

Cost:
$25.00
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