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A doctor is planning to perform a womb transplant into a biological male in an attempt to enable that transgender-identified male to carry a child.
The surgeon, Dr. Narendra Kaushik of New Delhi, intends to use the donated womb of a woman who is either living or dead, reported the Mirror. Kaushik operates out of Olmec, which is touted as “the premiere transgender surgery institute” and was certified by the International Board of Medicine and Surgery in Oldsmar, Florida.
Kaushik defended the plans, saying that “Every transgender woman wants to be as female as possible. And that includes being a mother. The way towards this is with a uterine transplant,” which Kaushik described as “the same as a kidney or any other transplant.”
Restrictions on this kind of medical experimentation are far more lax in Asian countries than in the west, leading many to seek genital reconstruction surgery to appear as the opposite sex in India. Many of Kaushik’s patients are from the UK. On Instagram, he posts testimonials from international patients, as well as photos of patients in the midst of surgical reconstructions.
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