US woman gives birth to daughter after transplant of ovarian tissue from her twinBMJ 2005; 330 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.330.7505.1408-b (Published 16 June 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;330:1408
- Janice Hopkins Tanne
- New York
An American woman has given birth to a baby after a successful transplant of ovarian tissue from her identical twin sister. Two previous ovarian transplants have been reported, one in Belgium and one in China.
Stephanie Yarber, aged 25, gave birth to a healthy daughter on 6 June, 15 months after receiving an ovarian transplant from her identical twin sister, Melanie Morgan.
The event was reported in an early release paper on the website of the New England Journal of Medicine on 7 June (http://www.nejm.org/,dx.doi.org/10.1056/NEJMoa043157). It was also reported in national and international news media and on the website of the doctor who did the procedure, Sherman Silber from the Infertility Center of St Louis at St Luke's Hospital in St Louis, Missouri (www.infertile.com).
The twin sisters are from the town of Muscle Shoals in Alabama. Ms Morgan has three naturally …