Last week, The New York Times reported that within a few months, doctors are planning to conduct the first uterus transplants in the US.
For women who are born without a uterus, have one that is damaged, or have had it removed, implanting a healthy uterus from a dead or living donor offers the tantalizing possibility of getting pregnant and giving birth to their own child.
As many as 50,000 women in the United States might be candidates for this surgery.
But this naturally begs the question: Could uterus transplants allow men to get pregnant?
Here's what Rebecca Flyckt, an obstetrician-gynecologist at the Cleveland Clinic who is part of the team that plans to perform a uterus transplant in the US,