Sunday, July 01, 2007

Freezing eggs for the future

My mom referred me to this article. The article discusses the successful removal of eggs from girls as young as 5 years old and their maturation in vitro, making it possible to freeze the eggs and use them in the future. This technique is currently being attempted for girls undergoing treatment for cancer, which is almost certain to leave them infertile. Dr. Ariel Revel, from Hadassah hospital in Jerusalem led the research. I have a special place in my heart for Hadassah, since my two successful IVF cycles (and subsequent births) were there (there are actually 2 branches of the hospital & I had one cycle & one birth at each).

The information sounds like science fiction... and I admit the idea mentioned toward the end, of taking eggs from aborted fetuses totally freaks me out...

1 comment:

Bea said...

It all sounds like very cool stuff, but I can't seem to get the link to work properly? It takes me to a generic timesonline page.

Bea