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Woman Has Baby Using Ovary Frozen in Childhood

In his article, Woman Has Baby Using Ovary Frozen in Childhood, Fergus Walsh of the BBC reports the first child birth as a result of cryo-preserved ovarian tissue from a pre-pubertal girl.  The young twenty-five year old mother was able to achieve normal ovulation, conceive a child, and deliver that child using her own ovarian tissue.  Her tissue was preserved prior to her chemotherapy treatment at age nine.  While cryo-preserved ovarian tissue has been responsible for pregnancy in several instances, this is the first time pre-pubertal tissue has been implanted to result in ovulation and pregnancy.