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Baby Born from 21-Year Old Frozen Sperm

by Karen Garloch,  Charlotte News & Observer,  April 12, 2009

The birth of a baby conceived from sperm frozen for 21 years may tie the world record for the longest-frozen, viable sperm, U.S. fertility specialists say.

Thirty-eight-year-old Chris Biblis of Charlotte, N.C., was treated for leukemia from age 13-18. In 1987, at age 16, his family encouraged him to freeze his sperm, even though there was no treatment for male infertility at the time.

On March 4, Biblis and his wife gave birth to a healthy baby girl.

Dr. Richard Wing of the Reproductive Endocrinology Associates of Charlotte who treated Biblis and his wife, states, "They achieved pregnancy on their first cycle of intracytoplasmic sperm injection used in conjunction with in vitro fertilization, a now-routine procedure for male infertility, using her eggs and his frozen sperm."

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