In ten years time, transgender women who were born male would also be able to get pregnant. The National Health Service (NHS) in the United Kingdom is starting a project to make womb transplant possible for male-born mothers to have babies.
The new charity-funded program will be launched this year. According to NHS, at least three UK women would be offered to participate in the project.
Doctors revealed womb transplants might be available in 10 years.
The doctors in NHS believe womb transplant is highly possible with the recent success of uterine transplantation in women born without wombs. However, the controversial procedure is gaining mixed reactions.
Some experts believe the success of the program would lead to high demand of womb donors—especially for gay men who wanted to experience the joys of carrying children. Some people are also raising a debate on due to medical ethics.
Dr Arianna D’Angelo, consultant gynecologist of the NHS’s Wales Fertility Institute, told Daily Mail the procedure is right from an ‘ethical point of view.’
“We already have fertility preservation for transgender people, to give them the possibility to have their own genetic child.
“So I don’t see much of a difference between that and actually delivering their own child.”
At least five babies were successfully born from womb-less women since 2014 with the use of uterine transplantations.
The latest case was that of Hayden Cross, the first British female-to-male transsexual to become pregnant. Cross, who was born Paige, is now legally male and has begun hormone treatment.
Hayden Cross, 21, is Britain's first pregnant man.
Cross was taking male hormones ahead of an operation to remove his breasts and ovaries under the NHS gender transition program. However, the NHS refused to freeze his eggs before completing his transition so he decided to pause the treatment to have a child.
Cross revealed he found an anonymous sperm donor via Facebook.
Russia Unveils Its Stormtrooper-Inspired Combat Armor For Soldiers And It’s Incredible
Russia’s new combat suit might look like Star Wars’ Stormtroopers – but it has a lot more to offer.
Russia recently showcased the newest combat armor for its soldiers and it’s neat. It might look like something out of Star Wars, but this prototype is the country’s take on a combat suit, hoping it will give the soldiers an edge on the battlefield.
The country presented the next generation combat suit at a science and technology university in Moscow, Russia. Though it's just a prototype, it showed what Russia envisions as its armor suits in the future.
Meet the new and cutting edge Russian combat armor.
Science Says Holding Hands With Your Lover Can Ease Pain
Research reveals that holding your lover’s hand results to synchronization of your heart and breathing rates and helps relieve pain.
Holding the hand of your sick loved one or your wife in the delivery room during labor might be more useful than you realize. A new study reveals that holding hands with an empathic partner can sync the two people’s heart rates and breathing rates sync, and can help pain subside.
The said research was published recently in the journal, Scientific Reports. It explored the role of “interpersonal synchronization” in the context of pain and touch for the first time. Interpersonal synchronization is an emerging body of research which describes the “phenomenon in which individuals begin to physiologically mirror” other people through empathy.
Touch might just be the next best analgesic.
How Your Phone Makes You Dumber, According to Experts
A new study reveals the presence of one’s smartphone reduces the brain’s cognitive capacity and impairs cognitive functioning.
You ought to take some time away from your phone after reading this. According to a new study, the mere presence of smartphones can reduce a person’s brain power—even if it is turned off.
Researchers from McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin revealed that a person’s cognitive capacity is significantly lowered when a smartphone is within reach.
In the said experiment, McCombs Assistant Professor Adrian Ward and his peers tested the cognitive capacity of about 800 smartphone users using a series of tests with their phones nearby and outside the room.
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