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How one Patient's 'Crazy' Request for a New Womb Made History

When the young Australian cervical cancer patient learned she had to lose her womb in order to survive, she proposed something audacious to the doctor who was treating her: She asked if she could have a womb transplant, so she could one day carry her own baby. This was nearly two decades ago, when the Swedish doctor Mats Brannstrom was training to be a physician abroad. “I thought she was a bit crazy,'' Brannstrom said. But Brannstrom didn't dismiss her idea. Instead,...

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