1st U.S. uterus transplant fails due to yeast infection

WCVB Boston | Debra Goldschmidt CNN
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A yeast infection led to the failure of the first uterus transplant performed in the United States, the Cleveland Clinic said Friday.

In February, 26-year-old Lindsey McFarland, whose last name was previously not released, became the first patient in the United States to receive a uterus transplant. Cleveland Clinic doctors transplanted the organ from a deceased donor during a nine-hour surgery.

McFarland, a mother of three boys who were adopted through the foster system, spoke to reporters in March, less than two weeks after undergoing the experimental procedure.

"I was 16 and was told I would never have children and from that moment on, I've prayed that God would allow me that opportunity to experience pregnancy. And here we are today at the beginning of that journey," she said while sitting in a wheelchair with her husband, Blake, standing behind her. Continue reading
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