I heard this on the news, a brief headline announcement with no detail and no further discussion, and my first thought was, “Oh, shit. The AGP TIMs must be collectively salivating and rubbing their claws together.”
But getting pregnant, carrying a fetus to term, giving birth and then nurturing a baby takes more than just a uterus. A man’s body is not outfitted in every cell for childbirth the same way a woman’s (usually) is. Pregnancy and childbirth involve the whole body and mind. They can’t just slap a uterus into a male body and congratulate themselves and expect that it will work. The ignorance of the male-centric medical profession is absolutely astonishing, and even where women are physicians and researchers, they have still been trained in an educational environment that has its theoretical roots in historically male (non) knowledge. Doctors try to play god, and because of their lack of understanding of female physiology and childbirth in general, they fail. This success came after 10 failed attempts at womb transplants, where all the implanted zygotes resulted in miscarriage. IVF has a high rate of failure in women, but the doctors keep at it because it’s extremely lucrative.
Besides the physiological aspects of creating life,there’s also the culture of historical female information-sharing, much of which is an oral tradition. Women grow up absorbing and being taught and sharing knowledge amongst ourselves about our female bodies and about pregnancy and childbirth. Men don’t pay attention to any of it, because it’s uninteresting to them, incomprehensible to them, unrelated to their male bodies. TIMs are notoriously narcissistic and they seem to spend more time and money acquiring a fake impersonation of the female body. They’re so stuck on the stereotypical feminine that they ignore the true femaleness of women’s bodies. Implant “breasts” are not breasts, and open wounds are not vaginas. Stuffing a tampon up their ass and claiming to get periods? These men are sick and delusional. They have no understanding of how a female body works, which is why they think they can just BELIEVE their way into womanhood. They’re fools.
I’m confident that any attempt to transplant a uterus into a male body will fail, as it did with the Danish Girl.