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Ethical Issues With Uterus Transplantation Same As In Altruistic Surrogacy (VIDEO)

Uterus transplantation and altruistic surrogacy face the same ethical issues

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The first child to be conceived and gestated inside a donated uterus was born in 2014. Ten other children have been birthed in transplanted uteruses since then. Eight of these were born in Sweden, prompting further research projects into the sustainability of uterus transplantation. But this medical feat is not without its inherent problems, at least in the ethical sense.

Researchers from Linköping University found that the problems associated with uterus transplantation are more ethical than medical. And they found that ethical issues connected with donated uteruses are as problematic as ethical issues connected with altruistic surrogacy – especially since these involve living donors.

Lisa Guntram, researcher at Linköping University, revealed that the study was not to establish the medical possibilities of uterus transplantation. But to get people to be conscious of its parallels with altruistic surrogacy, especially where ethics are concerned. Guntram with Nicola Jane Williams from Lancaster University in the UK published their findings in the journal Bioethics.

A 2016 Swedish white paper advocated that altruistic surrogacy must not be allowed in the Swedish primary healthcare system. Reviewing the arguments put forward in the paper, Guntram opined that the Swedish people could be more open to uterus transplantation than they are to altruistic surrogacy. Uterus transplantation and altruistic surrogacy are both solutions to childlessness.

But they are both confronted with the following arguments among others:

  • Whether the donors were not pressurized to offer their help

Relatives and elderly mothers were often the donors of uteruses in Sweden. It is argued that mothers and relatives of childless women may have been forced to donate their uteruses by circumstances one way or the other. Surrogate mothers were also believed to have faced some level of external pressure before they agree to intervene on behalf of the childless couple. This constitutes an ethical issue.

  • Whether donors do it for monetary benefits in what could blosom into an organ trade

Where surrogacy is concerned, there are underlying fears that surrogate mothers may have accepted monetary compensations to help. There is also the fear that if people are paid to donate their uterus, black market for organ trade could soon develop where kidneys and lungs among other internal organs are sold for transplantation. This is not to mention the fact that both surrogacy and uterus transplantation could constitute an exploitation of women’s bodies.

  • Whether there are enough physical and psychological protections for children born from such interventions

Since only ten or so children have been born from uterus transplantation, little is known of the consequences of such birth on development. The same is true with altruistic surrogacy. So further research is required to understand the effects of such birth on children born that way.

Finally, the authors of the study conclude that uterus transplantation and altruistic surrogacy face almost the same ethical issues in Sweden and possibly anywhere else.

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