Is it ethical to cryopreserve ovarian tissue from prepubertal girls who are to undergo cancer treatment?

When a cancer patient is treated with radio and/or chemotherapy, they can become infertile, both men and women. Consequently, ovarian tissue cryopreservation prior to treatment is recommended in women, with the cryopreserved tissue then transferred again to the patient if she...

Around 30% of births after ovarian stimulation occur after a single cycle

When assessing the success of assisted reproduction techniques, one important thing to consider is to be able to determine the likelihood of having IVF child after several stimulation cycles. A recent article evaluated this in a group of 112,549 women who started their first in...

Human oocytes produced for the first time from donors’ ovarian tissue. A positive step to preserve women’s fertility with cancer

An article has just been published in Molecular Human Reproduction (see HERE) describing the production of human oocytes from ovarian biopsies from ten healthy women. In the study, the authors were able to grow ovarian follicles from the biopsy tissue until their final phase of...