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Women Can Now Grow Eggs on Arms, Ray of Hope for the Infertile

MSN News,  Dec 28, 2010
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Introducing a pathbreaking medical procedure in India, doctors will for the first time help a woman grow her eggs in her forearm, bringing in new hope for patients who become infertile following cancer or other treatments.

Doctors at Army Hospital Research and Referral here have preserved ovarian tissue of cancer patients which they will later graft on their forearm or abdomen when they desire to have children. Drugs are given to the patient to help the ovarian tissue to produce eggs.

"For the first time, in the month of January we will transplant in a female infertile patient her preserved ovarian tissue under the skin in her forearm. This will be done to harvest eggs which will help her to become a mother near future," Lieutenant General Naresh Kumar, commandant, Army Hospital Research and Referral said.

"This type of transplant is also happening for the first time in India," he added.

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