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A top British surgeon has called for transgender women to get life-changing womb transplants so they can have children of their own.
It comes after doctors in Brazil delivered the world’s first baby from a womb transplant that was given to a woman from a deceased donor last year.
Now surgeon Christopher Inglefield, founder of the London Transgender Clinic, believes transgender women deserve a uterus implant.
He says the procedure is ‘essentially identical’ to the one performed on women.
Dr Inglefield, who appeared in ITV’s Transformation Street, told the Mirror: ‘This pioneering birth is extremely important for any trans female who would like to carry her own child.
‘Because once the medical community accept this as a treatment for cis-women with uterine infertility, such as congenital absence of a womb, then it would be illegal to deny a trans-female who has completed her transition.’
There are currently no regulations in place to prevent a trans women from receiving IVF if they do receive a transplant.