Women can increase the chances of giving birth to a child later in their life by freezing some part of their ovaries, one of the world's leading gynecologists said.
Dr Sherman Silber, who performed the first whole ovary transplant in 2007, said that such a move would increase the fertility of even a 40-year old and thereby avoiding any problems if couples decide to wait for some time before having children.
Dr Silber said that there are procedures through which slivers of ovaries, containing hundreds of eggs, can now be removed without having any effect on conceiving a child naturally. Such a move could be an insurance if they want to wait for the perfect man before giving birth.
"These women all come to us aged 35 or 38 after they've broken up with their boyfriend of 10 years and they are worried about the future", Dr Silber said, adding that such a procedure could replace IVF treatment in the near future.