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Danish Woman Gives Birth to Two Kids After Ovarian Transplant Following Cancer Treatment

by Trilok Kapur on  February 27, 2010 at 7:57 AM Organ Donation News   - G J E 4
 Danish Woman Gives Birth to Two Kids After Ovarian Transplant Following Cancer Treatment
Following successful cancer treatment and after receiving an ovarian transplant, a Danish woman has become the world's first to give birth to two babies.
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Stinne Holm Bergholdt, from Odense, Denmark, had ovarian tissue removed and frozen during treatment, which was later restored following her recovery.

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She then gave birth to a girl in February 2007 after receiving fertility treatment to help her become pregnant. But then, in 2008, she discovered she had conceived a second child naturally and gave birth to another girl in September 2008.

"This is the first time in the world that a woman has had two children from separate pregnancies as a result of transplanting frozen/thawed ovarian tissue," Bergholdt's doctor, Professor Claus Yding Andersen, said.

"These results support cryopreservation of ovarian tissue as a valid method of fertility preservation and should encourage the development of this technique as a clinical procedure for girls and young women facing treatment that could damage their ovaries," he added.

The case has been reported in Europe's leading reproductive medicine journal Human Reproduction.

Source: ANI
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