Recent studies claim that women who have their ovarian tissues removed and frozen for future transplantation, have a high chance of being mothers. Women undergoing cancer treatment have also increasingly sought to create preservation, as these tissues are not harmed by the treatment . The research that was published in the journal Human Reproduction points out that the ovarian tissues maintained by cryopreservation can be transplanted in up to 10 years giving great chances for women to realize the dream of motherhood.
The success of the treatment aims to pave the way for those women who, due to the treatment of severe illnesses and the use of strong medications, become unable to become a mother due to the severe effect of its components. In the latest analysis of the survey conducted recently, the experts analyzed and followed up 41 Danish women who had had 53 thawed ovarian tissue transplants for 10 years. The age of women who froze their eggs was an average of 29 years. Of the 41 women followed, 32 had the desire to become pregnant in the future and 10 of them managed to have at least one baby. 14 children were born to 41 women – 8 naturally and 6 through in vitro fertilization.
Three abortions were also found during the study. One due to marital problems, the other due to recurrent breast cancer and the third a spontaneous abortion in the 19th gestational week . According to Dr. Annette Jensen, from Denmark, one of those responsible for the study. Cryopreservation is increasingly part of the treatment of young cancer patients. By calculations, more than 800 women had their ovarian tissues frozen in the program started in Denmark in 2000. Dr. Annette Jensen says that transplanted ovarian tissues even after years are completely effective in restoring the function of the ovaries.
“Patients cured of cancer today have the opportunity to have children generated by their own parents, and that is a major breakthrough.”
Of the 41 women, 3 of them had cancer again. Two with breast cancer in exactly the same location as the previous one and the third with Ewing’s sarcoma had a relapse. The researchers note that none of the recurrences in the patients was related to the transplantation of frozen eggs. Dr. Jensem added that all patients who received an ovarian tissue transplant continue to be followed up today. “Specifically, frozen egg transplants are not performed in leukemia patients, and the ovarian tissue can harbor malignant cells for this group of women.” The researchers hope that this procedure will be considered worldwide and will be established and provided to women from all parts of the world.
My name is Dr. Alexis Hart I am 38 years old, I am the mother of 3 beautiful children! Different ages, different phases 16 years, 12 years and 7 years. In love with motherhood since always, I found it difficult to make my dreams come true, and also some more after I was already a mother.
Since I imagined myself as a mother, in my thoughts everything seemed to be much easier and simpler than it really was, I expected to get pregnant as soon as I wished, but it wasn’t that simple. The first pregnancy was smooth, but my daughter’s birth was very troubled. Joana was born in 2002 with a weight of 2930kg and 45cm, from a very peaceful cesarean delivery but she had already been born with congenital pneumonia due to a broken bag not treated with antibiotics even before delivery.