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Penny Booth: Pregnant Pauses

Date:3 NOV 2010

Penny Booth

Well let's start with a few weeks ago... 'Womb transplant hope for millions' ('of women' I should add). That was the headline in a paper just three weeks ago. Apparently within two years the successful animal trials with the research based at a Swedish University Hospital will lead to a human trial and potential patients are already lined up and waiting. It raises the prospect of male pregnancies - roll on improved ante-natal benefits and care then? Oh how cynical - and adding wombs to the list of harvestable organs.

One may not like to think of this but we ought to consider ethics to be a subject to grapple with (soon). Fibroids cancer treatment non-working wombs etc all affect women with fertility problems. An affordable health service ought to be utilised to do what it can to help those who would like to have a family - but it...

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