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Child born after transplant of ovarian tissue removed as a teenager

For the first time, a child has been born to a woman following transplant of her own ovarian tissue, removed when she was a young teenager. The tissue had been removed because the girl had sickle-cell anaemia that would require treatment which could potentially harm her fertility. A decade later, the ovarian tissue was transplanted and two years later she became pregnant naturally, giving birth to a healthy baby boy in November 2014. Many children have now been born following autologous ovarian tissue transplant (where the tissue comes from the patient herself), but the tissue has always come from adults; this is the first case in which the ovarian tissue came from an adolescent (Nature/sevendays, 17 June 2015).

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