Indian woman donates uterus to 21-year-old daughter

A woman in India has successfully donated her womb to her daughter after undergoing the first uterine transplant surgery in the country.

After discovering that her 21-year-old daughter had been born without a uterus, the 43-year-old volunteered to have hers surgically removed and implanted. 

The procedure has only been performed successful five times, all by a single team in Sweden.

The latest attempted was performed by Dr Shailesh Puntambekar and his team at Galaxy Care Hospital in Pune, India. He told CNN that the procedure took nine hours, but that both patients are “fine”.

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