What does the future hold?
Being diagnosed, often as a teenager, with MRKH can make you think about what the future looks like much sooner than you expect. It can be terrifying to be confronted with this reality and not really understand what it means, what might happen and how it will affect you. We have compiled some resources to provide some more information on the options available whether you decide to have children or not.
The future is what we make it. Happiness comes in so many forms. Family comes in many forms. Not everyone sees children in their future, or indeed gets to that stage in their journey and there is nothing wrong with that.
Having MRKH can raise a lot of questions related to if you can still have children at all. The answer is yes you can.
In some cases, women with MRKH can still have their own biological child through In-Vitro Fertilisation (IVF), where your eggs can be removed and fertilised by your partner’s sperm and then placed in a surrogate’s uterus. This is known as IVF Surrogacy.
Other alternatives available are adoption and fostering. There are many agencies in the UK and globally that assist intended parents with and provide detailed information to start you on your journey.
There is also a lot of international research efforts into womb transplants. However, these are not a standard procedure offered nationwide / worldwide and trials are still ongoing.
We provide some useful links in Further Support where you can find out more about anything mentioned above and we will continue to add more information as it becomes available to cater to all, whatever age and stage of your journey.