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World first: Woman gives birth to two healthy babies in separate pregnancies after ovarian transplant

24 February 2010

For the first time, a woman has given birth to two children after her fertility was restored using transplants of ovarian tissue that had been removed and frozen during her cancer treatment and then restored once she was cured. Following her ovarian transplant, Mrs Stinne Holm Bergholdt gave birth to a girl in February 2007 after receiving fertility treatment to help her become pregnant. But then, in 2008, she discovered she had conceived a second child naturally and gave birth to another girl in September 2008.

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Published in Human Reproduction, Advance Access, 25 February 2010.

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Photo of Stinne and her children Aviaja and Lucca. Picture taken by Flemming Holm Bergholdt.

For a copy of the image please email Lizzie Shannon-Little, Communications Executive, Oxford University Press.

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