Uterus transplantation: clinical and ethical aspects
Uterine transplant from a live donor is a pioneering technique to treat female infertility caused by absence of the uterus. This very complex technique is still at the experimental stage and cannot be extrapolated to the clinical environment, although it has been performed successfully at the Hospital Clínic in Barcelona.
At the same time, it raises plenty of ethical questions as it requires a compatible donor who accepts the altruistic nature of the donation, and is willing to limit her own fertility to benefit the recipient.
This has a clear emotional and psychological impact on both donor and recipient. Moreover, such solutions co-exist with other ways of satisfying the desire to become a mother, and these also need to be considered.
In this activity we will reflect on these questions and discuss them with the audience.
With the participation of:
Joaquim Calaf, doctor and specialist in obstetrics and gynecology.
Francisco Carmona, head of the Gynecology Service at Hospital Clínic, Barcelona, and director of the Endometriosis Unit.
Núria Terribas, jurist, specializing in bioethics and bio-law. Director of the Víctor Grífols i Lucas Foundation and the UVic–UCC Chair of Bioethics.
Diana Guerra, coordinator of the Psychology Unit at the Instituto Valenciano for Infertility, Barcelona (chair)
11 June, 18:30
Carrer del Dr. Aiguader, 88, 08003 Barcelona
Activity organized as part of the City and Science Biennial, Barcelona City Council.
In partnership with: