First U.S. Uterus Transplant Fails

The 26-year-old woman who was supposed to be the first recipient of a uterus transplant in the United States developed complications on Tuesday and had to have the organ removed, the Cleveland Clinic announced Wednesday. The initial Feb. 24 procedure on the patient—who is known only as “Lindsey”—was heralded as a success at a press conference just two days ago. Lindsey is reportedly doing well after having the organ removed, and the clinic declined to elaborate on the nature of her complications; while pathologists investigate the transplant to understand what went wrong.