‘World first’ – baby born from ovary frozen in childhood

We’re delighted to hear that a patient from our UK data provider Dr. Alison Leiper of the Great Ormond Street Hospital in London, has given birth after surgeons implanted ovary tissue taken when she was a child.

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Moaza Al Matrooshi gave birth to a healthy boy after her fertility was restored using frozen tissue CREDIT: FERGUS WALSH/BBC

The 24-year-old is thought to be the first in the world to have a baby after having an ovary frozen before the onset of puberty.

Moaza Al Matrooshi, who gave birth in London, said the arrival of her baby son was “like a miracle”.

The UK breakthrough will give hope to thousands of other girls who are unable to conceive because their reproductive organs have been damaged by treatment for cancer and other diseases.

14 Dec 2016, The Telegraph, UK

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Dr. Alison Leiper, Great Ormond Street Hospital