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Should Women Freeze Ovarian Tissue to Have Babies Later in Life?

Forbes,  April 5, 2012

When headlines read declarations like, “Scientists can halt menopause with ovary transplants,” you have to raise an eyebrow. A doctor at an infertility clinic has indeed performed “ovary transplants” on a small number of infertile women who have gone on to healthy pregnancies and births. Though this sounds futuristic, it’s certainly possible (it uses a piece of ovarian tissue, not the whole organ), and not so surprising as his other suggestion: That the procedure might help women avoid menopause altogether. Before you ask your doctor to toss a piece of your ovary in the freezer, know that there are many caveats, and it’s not likely to be used when women simply want babies later in life.

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