Written by Anuradha Mascarenhas
| Pune |
Updated: January 13, 2018 9:23 am

Galaxy Care Hospital has been flooded with applications for uterine transplants. (Express Photo by Pavan Khengre)

Twenty-two-year-old Shivamma Chalgeri, from Solapur district, speaks haltingly in Marathi, “mi bari hain’’ (I am fine), as she gets up from the hospital bed to demonstrate that all, indeed, is well with her. On May 18 last year, Shivamma, who was born without a uterus, underwent the country’s first uterine transplant at Pune’s Galaxy Care Hospital, when her mother Lalita’s uterus was transplanted into her. “Mazhi pali aata barobar hain (I have a normal menstrual cycle now),” she says.

Meenakshi Valand, 27, from Gujarat’s Bharuch district, is in another room at the same hospital. The day after Shivamma’s surgery, on May 19, Meenakshi…

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