Last week, Kim Krawiec organized "Taxing Eggs," a mini on-line symposium here at the Lounge on the tax consequences of the compensated transfer of human eggs. Lisa Milot (Georgia), Larry Zelenak (Duke), Paul Stephan (Virginia) and I weighed in with different perspectives on the tax consequences of the transfers at issue in Perez v. Commissioner.
In that context, my attention was drawn to this story out of Sweden about four women who have received uterine transplants...and who are attempting to carry pregnancies to term:
A Swedish doctor says four women who received transplanted wombs have had embryos transferred into them in an attempt to get pregnant.
He would not say on Monday whether any of the women had succeeded. In all, nine women in Sweden have received new wombs since 2012, but two had to have them removed because of complications.
The women received wombs donated by their mothers or other close relatives in an experimental procedure designed to test whether it's possible to transfer a uterus so a woman can give birth to her own biological child. The women had in vitro fertilization before the transplants, using their own eggs to make embryos.
Read the full story here.