Four happy teenage girls received lab-grown vaginas


This syndrome affects 1 in 5,000 women and concretely manifests by the missing of the organ. The results were communicated now for the experiment done between 2005 and 2008 but the scientific team needed time to monitor the patients and their new life before publishing anything.
The technique used consisted in taking a tissue sample from every patient who was aged between 13 and 18 and initiating the grow of cells in the laboratory “like the layers of a cake” on a degradable scaffolding. Once implanted, the created organ continued to grow naturally in the body of each patient, adding blood vessels and nerves. It was functional, as the girls had menstruation and sexual intercourse.
This is a medical success to be replicated for other organs in the future with the hope to solve different problems of other patients. The researchers worked with a team of surgeons of the Federico Gomez Children’s Hospital of Mexico in Mexico City.


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