Japan Medical Panel Starts Talks on Uterus Transplants

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Tokyo, April 4 (Jiji Press)--The Japanese Association of Medical Sciences has established a committee to discuss whether uterus transplants should be allowed in Japan, informed sources said Thursday.

The committee is composed of 14 members, including executives of the Japan Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and the Japan Society for Transplantation, as well as experts specialized in bioethics, the sources said.

Chaired by JAMS Vice President Masamitsu Iino, the committee held its first meeting on Wednesday.

The surgery in question is aimed at transplanting uteruses to wombless women so they can get pregnant and give birth.

The committee will examine the safety of uterus transplants for donors, patients undergoing transplants and their babies.

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