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Scientists develop artificial ovary fertility treatment

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Health Desk-- 3rd July, 2018: Scientists have taken early steps towards developing an artificial ovary that could lead to improved fertility preservation treatments.

The Danish scientists removed parts of the ovary and altered them so they could potentially be transplanted later when the woman wants to conceive.

Experts say the work is "exciting" but human testing is still needed.

Treatments for cancer, such as chemotherapy and radiotherapy, can often damage the ovaries and leave women infertile.

One way women can preserve their chances of conceiving is with an ovarian tissue transplant, where all or part of the ovary is removed and frozen before it is damaged so that it can be used at a later date.

Courtesy: BBC Health