This is great news for women who have been unable to conceive babies. A new technique to remove slices of ovary, freeze it and transplant it back into women years later may put an end to infertility and the miserable symptoms of menopause.
28 babies have been born worldwide to formerly infertile patients who either had their own ovarian tissue transplanted or they received ovarian transplants from a twin sister.
Most of the children were conceived naturally without the need for IVF or drugs, according to UK’s Daily Telegraph.
Women who are past their child bearing years will also be able to conceive naturally well into their 80s.
“A woman born today has a 50 per cent chance of living to 100. That means they are going to be spending half of their lives post-menopause,” said Dr Sherman Silber, who has been involved in transplants for 11 women at St Luke’s Hospital in St Louis.
He added: “You could have grafts removed as a young woman and then have the first replaced as you approach menopausal age. You could then put a slice back every decade.
“Some women might want to go through the menopause, but others might not,” said Dr. Silber.
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