On Friday, 11 April 2014, Mexican and American scientists published the results of their work involving the implantation of laboratory-produced vaginas into young girls suffering from vaginal aplasia (born without a vagina).
1 woman out of 4,000 suffers from Mayer-Rokitansky-Küster-Hausser’s syndrome (of genetic origin), as a result of which they are born without a uterus or vagina. Surgery was performed between 2005 and 2008. Six years later, the publication announced that the implanted organs "were functioning normally" and that these young girls may even become pregnant in due course. The scientists nevertheless remain cautious and call for more extensive clinical trials.