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The first uterus transplant was removed due to a yeast infection

The first U.S. uterus transplant was removed March 8 due to a yeast infection, The New York Times reports the Cleveland Clinic said Friday.

The complication, which extended into an artery, was potentially life-threatening for Lindsey McFarland, who started bleeding heavily two weeks after undergoing the nine-hour procedure. Doctors hope to make uterus transplants available to women that don't have them and wish to experience childbirth.