DALLAS -- Baylor University Medical Center will be the second hospital in the nation to try and help women become pregnant through uterus transplants.

The hospital announced Friday that through a clinical trial, it will implant wombs in 10 women with absolute uterine factor infertility (AUI) -- meaning they have a uterus that is non-existent or non-functioning.

More than 15 percent of women suffer from AUI, Baylor said.

"We strongly believe in this clinical trial and its potential to change lives," Chief and Chairman of Baylor Annette C. and Harold C. Simmons Transplant Institute, Goran Klintmalm, MD, PhD, FACS, said.

Doctors in Cleveland announced last November that it will hold a similar trial with the purpose of giving women a chance to become pregnant and carry a child full-term. 

 

 

Five live births were a result of the first trial held in Sweden, with the first baby being born in September 2014.

Hear a womb transplant research nurse discuss the breakthrough on News 8.