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the nontechnical name for uterus
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What does it mean when you dream about a womb?

A dream about being in a womb could represent regression—or a desire to regress—to one’s childhood. Alternatively, it could reflect the feeling that one is being reborn in some way.

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LONDON -- In a medical first, a woman in Sweden has given birth after receiving a womb transplant, the doctor who performed the pioneering procedure said Friday.
WASSIT / Aswat al-Iraq: A medical team in al-Zahraa Hospital in al-Kut city successfully conducted a three-hour landmark surgery for a woman with two wombs and two ovaries, according to the team's chief on Sunday.
A New York hospital is taking steps to offer the nation's first uterus transplant, a radical experiment that might allow women whose wombs were removed or are defective to bear children, the Associated Press reported.
The link between womb cancer and oestrogen-only HRT is well known, and oestrogen-only treatments are reserved for women who have had their wombs removed
It is the first time live births have been achieved from transplanted wombs in any species.
New tests picked up traces of the cancer-causing chemical NNAL, found in tobacco smoke, in the wombs of pregnant women.
In Women as Wombs, Janice Raymond writes, "Feminists must go beyond choice and consent as a standard for women's freedom.
The doctor, an obstetrician who has been collaborating with researchers from the University of Valencia, Spain, predicted that in the future wombs could be harvested from people who are brain dead, living donors or even relatives to minimise the risk of rejection.
Around 4000 British women have cancerous wombs removed every year, others are born without a womb and some cannot conceive due to conditions such as endometriosis.
In Sweden, all the wombs were from live donors, one being past menopause indicating a postmenopausal womb is a healthy one.
If something like this really does happen, then it could offer an alternative to adoption or surrogacy for women whose wombs have been damaged by diseases such as cervical cancer, reports The Independent.
To prevent their wombs from moving around, women were married off young and bore as many children as possible.