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Spanish woman becomes pregnant through ovarian tissue transplantation

BMJ 2012; 344 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.d8350 (Published 05 January 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;344:d8350
  1. Aser García Rada
  1. 1Madrid

A team of surgeons from a hospital in Barcelona has achieved the first known pregnancy through transplanting ovarian tissue.

The patient, now aged 31, had both ovaries removed in 2001 because of bilateral ovarian tumors, but some viable tissue was preserved by freezing and was reimplanted when the patient said she would like to become pregnant.

Worldwide, 13 live and healthy children are known to have been conceived through transplantation of ovarian tissue, but Justo Callejo, …

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