Dr Isabelle Demeestere, the gynaecologist who led research and treatment that helped a young woman give birth using ovarian tissue removed when a child
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Doctor reflects on ovary frozen in childhood first

A young woman in Belgium has become the first in the world to give birth to a healthy baby, using ovarian tissue which was removed from her when she was a child.

Doctors removed some ovarian tissue before she underwent chemotherapy as the age of 13 and re-transplanted it when she she was 24 and wanted to have a baby.

The gynaecologist who led the treatment, Dr Isabelle Demeestere from Brussels' Erasme Hospital, said the procedure could give hope to other young people requiring treatment that could damage their fertility at an early age.

  • 10 Jun 2015
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