For the first time a woman has become pregnant after having thin slices of her ovaries removed and frozen during cancer treatment, and then re-implanted.

The woman became pregnant naturally, by having sex. Other research teams have tried IVF with eggs taken from such patients, but no pregnancy has yet resulted.



The woman, now in her early 30s, is about 24 weeks pregnant and expecting a baby girl. A spokesman at the Catholic University of Louvain in Brussels, Belgium, where the procedure took place, said on Tuesday that things were “progressing very well”.



The achievement offers the hope of restoring fertility and normal hormone levels in female cancer patients, many of whom become menopausal and infertile at a young age as a result of cancer treatment.



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