Updated at: 05/14/2013 11:36 AM
(AP) ANKARA, Turkey - A hospital says a Turkish woman who was the first to get pregnant with a transplanted donor womb has had her pregnancy terminated.
Derya Sert was born without a womb and had one transplanted in August 2011. The 22-year-old became pregnant after doctors placed an embryo into her womb, using one of her own eggs.Â
A statement from Akdeniz University Hospital said Tuesday the eight-week pregnancy was terminated because the fetal heartbeat had stopped.Â
It said Sert would receive new fertilization treatment to try and get pregnant again.
A successful birth would provide hope for women who were born without a womb or who lose it to disease.
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