Baby is born in Japan after ovary experiment
WASHINGTON3 (AFP) - A new technique that coaxes an infertile woman's ovaries into producing eggs again has resulted in the birth of a baby in Japan, international scientists said Monday.
A second woman has also become pregnant using the same method, according to the study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, a peer-reviewed US journal.
Researchers caution that the technique is still in its early stages, but could offer hope for young women whose ovaries are no longer producing eggs.
This condition, known as primary ovarian insufficiency, affects about one per cent of women and causes the ovaries to stop working before age 40.