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Uterine transplantation : organ and fantasy Volume 15, issue 2, Avril-Mai-Juin 2013

Authors
Psychologue clinicienne, CECOS Tenon, Hôpital Tenon (AP-HP), 75020 Paris, France ; psychanalyste, membre de la et de l’Association Psychanalytique Internationale, Professeur de Psychopathologie, directeur adjoint du Centre de Recherches Psychanalyse, Médecine et Société (EAD N̊3522), Univ Paris Diderot, Sorbonne Paris Cité, 75013, Paris, France ; psychanalyste, membre de l’Association psychanalytique de France et de l’Association psychanalytique internationale

<p>The authors analyze the fantasies induced by the transplantation of the uterus which is an important advance in ART. The primal fantasies which are the bases of the psychoanalytical theories are revised in their link with the womb-an organ which may represent many different significations according to subjective positions.</p><p>The meaning of donation, even though it can be only a loan in this completely new technique is compared to the motivations of women who have been donating their oocytes for quite a long time. Without taking a position of prediction which would be antinomic with the psychoanalytical method, it is considered that the child to be born would tune between his own personal potentialities and his parents who will discover their potentalities of parenting through the hazards of these discoveries.</p>