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Thursday, January 18, 2007
Just because you CAN do something, doesn't mean it's a good idea
So, US doctors are planning a womb transplant?


The last time I checked, the womb was not a vital organ or appendage, and unlike a face transplant, getting a new womb will not propel you from living life as a freak to having a normal quality of life like a new face would.
In the case of womb transplants, surgeons are only planning to keep the donor organ in place for one or two pregnancies before removing it again.
With all the options of surrogates and adoption out there, why would any woman be so self centered and selfish as to insist that she be the one to give birth to a child? It's not the pregnancy that makes someone a mother - it's the nuturing and raising of a child that does.

The risk of rejection, danger to the fetus, and the effects of anti-rejection drugs seem far too high a price to pay to undergo such a serious surgery - not to mention the risk to the baby.

And because this would be elective surgery at best, I sure hope insurance companies don't cover it!
posted by Broadsheet @ 3:03 PM  
2 Editorial Opinions:
  • At January 20, 2007, Blogger Maktaaq said…

    I agree with you; it seems pretty risky considering the pretty scary drawbacks of transplants.

    I also don't understand the drive to "have a baby" at all costs. But maybe it doesn't have to do with women giving birth; maybe there is some lone man out there who really, really wants to literally give birth?

  • At January 23, 2007, Blogger Hoodlum said…

    Women are irrational creatures; that explains everything.

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