Cleveland Clinic performs nation’s first uterus transplant

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CLEVELAND  - The first uterus transplant in the nation was performed on Wednesday at the Cleveland Clinic.

The surgery took about nine hours, according to the hospital.

The recipient, a 26-year-old woman, is currently in stable condition following the surgery.

The uterus came from a deceased organ donor.

The Cleveland Clinic said they began screening candidates for the transplant last year. Eligible candidates had to have Uterine Factor Infertility, a condition that effects 3-5% of women worldwide.

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