Though egg freezing has become all the rage among women who choose to delay childbearing beyond their ideal reproductive years, we hear little about those forced to preserve ovarian tissue as children or young adults about to undergo chemotherapy (whose powerful drugs can damage a female’s egg reserve). Although such 'insurance' is often encouraged by doctors to give patients as many future options as possible, stories of the procedure’s success are rare. Now, coming out of Belgium, some very good news: A woman who had ovarian tissue frozen before chemotherapy, then re-implanted ten years later, has successfully given birth to a baby boy. Have you or has anyone you know undergone medical treatment that can damage fertility? Was there a fertility preservation option offered? Do you think insurance should cover such procedures? Sound off in the comments.
Woman Bears Child from Her 13-Year-Old Ovarian Tissue
January 24, 2017