Woman who received ovarian transplant successfully gives birth - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

Woman who received ovarian transplant successfully gives birth

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The first baby born to a woman who had an ovary transplant was introduced to the public today in Spain.

Mercedes Marcos lost both her ovaries due to a tumor. After undergoing an ovarian tissue transplant, Marcos was able to become pregnant through in-vitro fertilization. She gave birth to her child in a hospital in Barcelona.

Ovarian transplants are performed on women who have recovered from cancer or are going through early menopause to restore hormone function and fertility.

About 30 women worldwide have given birth after ovary transplants.

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