Life as an Extreme Sport

myyour womb is problematic

AJOB’s blog finally gives some space to the notion of uterine transplants, something that the Women’s Bioethics Blog blogged to death back in November, thanks to a very funny Stephen Colbert piece on the same.

Two months later, the story is just finally starting to pop up in other blogs, and I’m seeing a growing coverage of it in the media. Critical mass takes time, but I’m surprised that a story about uterine transplants has taken so long to gather that steam – honestly, just with the Colbert exposure I would have expected it to hit much larger, much faster. (Perhaps another nail in the coffin of the Colbert Bump myth.) There were huge controversies over face and hand transplants – why not uterine transplants, with all of the associated risks to not just the woman desiring the biological incubation, but also the fetus?