Turkish womb transplant woman 6 weeks pregnant

Updated 30 April 2013

Turkish womb transplant woman 6 weeks pregnant

ANKARA, Turkey: A hospital says a Turkish woman who became the first person to successfully receive a donor womb is six weeks into a “healthy” pregnancy. Derya Sert was born without a womb and had one transplanted in August 2011.
Using one of her own eggs, doctors placed an embryo into the 22 year old’s womb in March. A statement from Akdeniz University Hospital yesterday said doctors have monitored a fetal heartbeat and that the pregnancy is going well.
A successful birth would provide hope for women who were born without a womb or who lose it to disease.


South Korean pop star Sulli found dead at her home

This undated photo released by Yonhap in Seoul on October 14, 2019 shows Sulli, a former member of top South Korean girl group f(x). (AFP)
Updated 15 October 2019

South Korean pop star Sulli found dead at her home

  • She recently appeared in a TV show and spoke out against online backlash she received over her lifestyle

SEOUL, South Korea: South Korean pop star and actress Sulli was found dead at her home south of Seoul on Monday, police said.
The 25-year-old was found after her manager went to her home in Seongnam because she didn’t answer phone calls for hours, said Kim Seong-tae, an official from the Seongnam Sujeong Police Department.
Kim said that there were no signs of foul play and that police did not find a suicide note.
“The investigation is ongoing and we won’t make presumptions about the cause of death,” said Kim, adding that security camera footage at Sulli’s home showed no signs of an intrusion.
In a statement sent to reporters, SM Entertainment, Sulli’s agency, said her death was “very hard to believe and sorrowful.”
Sulli’s legal name is Choi Jin-ri. She began her singing career in 2009 as a member of the girl band “f(x)” and also acted in numerous television dramas and movies.
She was known for her feminist voice and outspokenness that was rare among female entertainers in deeply conservative South Korea. She recently appeared in a TV show and spoke out against online backlash she received over her lifestyle.