Obstetrics & gynaecology

How does endometriosis influence women's work life?

In women in their mid-40s to early 50s, endometriosis—a condition in which tissue that normally lines the uterus grows outside the uterus—was linked with poor work ability and more sick days, but not with unemployment ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Uterine transplant research sees positive results

Progress is being made in research into uterus transplantation. Nine children have so far been born in Sweden to mothers with transplanted uteri. But to receive a transplanted uterus, it's necessary to find a donor yourself, ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Women's wellness: Uterine fibroids are common noncancerous growths

Uterine fibroids are noncancerous growths of the uterus that often appear during childbearing years. Also called leiomyomas (lie-o-my-O-muhs) or myomas, uterine fibroids aren't associated with an increased risk of uterine ...

Medical research

Scientists prove bioengineered uteri support pregnancy

In new research from the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine (WFIRM), scientists have shown that bioengineered uteri supported fertilization, fetal development, and live birth with normal offspring. With further ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

First Swedish transplant of uterus from deceased donor

The Swedish team responsible for uterine transplantation research has, for the first time, transplanted a uterus from a deceased donor. The operation proceeded without complications and the recipient is doing well.

Medical research

Fourth baby born after uterus transplant in Dallas

Kayla and Lance Edwards are excited to publicly announce the birth of their daughter Indy Pearl Edwards through a landmark uterus transplant clinical trial at Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas, a part of Baylor Scott ...

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Uterus

The uterus (Latin word for womb) is a major female hormone-responsive reproductive sex organ of most mammals, including humans. It is within the uterus that the foetus develops during gestation. The term uterus is used consistently within the medical and related professions; the Germanic term, womb is more common in everyday usage. The plural of uterus is uteruses or uteri.

One end, the cervix, opens into the vagina; the other is connected on both sides to the Fallopian tubes.

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