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Lab-Grown Vaginas Successfully Implanted in Girls

“Four teenage girls have received vaginas grown from their own cells in a lab. And they work,” according to an article in The Washington Post. “These girls were born with underdeveloped or missing vaginas because of a rare condition called Mayer-Rokitansky-Küster-Hauser Syndrome that affects about 1 in 5,000 women … Medical researchers took a vaginal tissue sample from each patient, who were between 13 and 18 at the time, and used them to grow cells in the lab. After four weeks, the researchers had enough cells to layer them on to degradable scaffolding.”

Read it in The Washington Post