(NBC News) – Three days after the United States’ first successful uterus transplant was announced at the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio, the recipient spoke to reporters on Monday.
The procedure, completed on a 26-year-old patient identified only as Lindsey, could give hope to thousands of women across the country who are unable to have children.
“I prayed God would allow me the opportunity to experience pregnancy and here we are today, at the beginning of that journey,” Lindsey told reporters.
Doctors will wait a year to ensure the transplant is not rejected before Lindsey attempts to become pregnant through in vitro fertilization.
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