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Uterus Transplants – A Reproductive Revolution or Cause for Concern?

In Uncategorized on November 19, 2017 at 9:47 am

Upcoming HEAL seminar. We look forward to seeing you there.

Dr Natasha Hammond-Browning (University of Southampton)

Uterus Transplants – A Reproductive Revolution or Cause for Concern?

Wednesday, 13 December 2017, 1-2pm
Building 4, Room 1035, Highfield Campus

Uterus transplantation involves IVF, major surgery on at least two occasions, use of immunosuppressant drugs, and (possibly) high-risk pregnancies. It is recognised that at least four people will be affected by a uterus transplant the recipient, the donor, the recipient’s partner, and a future child, however, the focus of this paper is on the women involved – the recipient and the donor. This paper considers concerns with uterus transplant research including the criteria to participate in the clinical trials, the motivation of the recipients to participate in the research trials, the expected gestational experience of recipients, the welfare of recipients, maternal care, and the welfare of donors.

Dr Natasha Hammond-Browning is a Lecturer in Medical Law and Ethics and Co-Director of the REPROLaw research group at the University of Southampton. Her research interests are in medical law and ethics, principally in start of life issues and stem cell research. She is researching the regulation, regulatory bodies and reform of these sensitive areas of law and ethics.

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Possible Outcomes for Tainted Blood Scandal Victims

In Uncategorized on September 29, 2017 at 8:13 am

Dr Melinee Kazarian has written about the recent decision to hold a public inquiry into the 1980s contaminated blood scandal that affected thousands of victims, and the recent court ruling that victims may now sue the government for compensation for the harm caused. It provides an analysis on what possible outcomes there might be at the end of the inquiry and whether this will successfully help the victims’ search for the truth.

https://theconversation.com/the-possible-outcomes-for-victims-of-the-tainted-blood-scandal-40-years-on-82475

Uterus Transplants and Infertility Survey

In Uncategorized on July 10, 2017 at 2:54 pm

Dr Natasha Hammond-Browning is conducting an online survey to gather the views of British women (aged 18yrs and older) with absolute uterine factor infertility towards uterus (womb) transplants and alternative methods of motherhood. Any woman who is affected by uterine factor infertility, for example women with MRKH and Asherman’s syndrome, are asked to complete the survey.

The survey is open until Friday 8th September and can be found here: https://www.isurvey.soton.ac.uk/24011

The survey is anonymous but if you have any concerns please do contact Dr Hammond-Browning on N.Hammond-Browning@soton.ac.uk