Woman delivers a baby 15 years after having frozen an ovary tissue before puberty

Baby born from ovary frozen in childhood

” When she was 9 years old, Moaza Al Matrooshi found out she would need chemotherapy in order to receive a bone-marrow transplant and treat a potentially fatal blood disorder.

Her family worried the chemotherapy would cause her to become infertile, so they made a decision that was considerably rare at the time: Professor Helen Picton, Head of the Division of Reproduction and Early Development at the University of Leeds removed her right ovary and froze the tissue.

Last Tuesday, about 15 years later, Al Matrooshi, of Dubai, gave birth to a healthy baby at London’s Portland Hospital for Women and Children. The 24-year-old woman is believed to be the first in the world to deliver a baby after having frozen an ovary tissue before puberty.” …

… continue reading Woman believed to be the first to have a baby using ovary frozen before puberty, The Independent, 19 December 2016.

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