Woman gives birth after ovary transplant

An Alabama woman gave birth to a healthy baby this week at St. Luke's hospital in St. Louis, becoming the first woman to do so after receiving an ovary transplant. The development appears to raise hope for thousands of women left infertile after receiving chemotherapy treatments. Details of the case were published on Tuesday in the online edition of the New England Journal of Medicine. Experts argue it may now be possible for surgeons to routinely reimplant a woman's own reproductive tissue after chemotherapy.

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