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Woman gives birth after receiving transplant of her own ovarian tissue

BMJ 2005; 331 doi: (Published 07 July 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;331:70
  1. Judy Siegel-Itzkovich
  1. Jerusalem

    A 28 year old Israeli woman who became infertile after treatment for non-Hodgkin's lymphoma has given birth after the successful transplantation of cryopreserved ovarian tissue that was removed from her body before chemotherapy.

    Sagit Hechler, aged 28, who already had a boy, gave birth on 27 June to a girl at Sheba Medical Centre near Tel Aviv. The event was reported by the team, headed by Dror Meirow, Jacob Levron, and Jehoshua Dor of Sheba, as correspondence to the online edition of the New England Journal of Medicine on 27 June (, doi: 10.1056/NEJMc055237). It will appear in the …

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