NZ Herald News | Fiona Macrae
Derya Sert, who was born without a womb, received a healthy organ from a woman in a complex seven-hour operation.
Scans show her new womb, which came from a woman who died in a car crash, to be healthy and working well.
Mrs Sert is due to start IVF treatment in Turkey in September in the hope of conceiving a longed-for child.
With Swedish doctors due to start transplants in which a mother donates her womb to her daughter this autumn and British surgeons also close to performing their first operation, many more women could soon have the chance of carrying their own child.
In Britain alone, there are at least 15,000 young women who were born without a womb or have had it removed due to cancer or another illness. Mrs Sert, 22, said: 'People ask me now if I want a boy or a girl, but it doesn't make any difference to me, I just want a child a healthy baby.'