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Woman gives birth using ovary she had frozen in childhood

A 24-year-old woman gave birth in London after her doctors offered her the possibility of restoring her fertility, after they had frozen an ovary she had had removed as a child. The woman is believed to be the first in the world to have given birth using an ovary which was frozen before puberty.

In her first reaction after the birth of her son yesterday, Moaza al Matrooshi said this was the miracle she had long been waiting for.

Consultant Sara Matthews said she is very happy for this family and the hope which this news can offer to other girls who, because of illness or other health conditions may risk losing the chance to become mothers. She said that this is a step forward and they are very excited for the future because now they know that apart from older women, this procedure also works on children.