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Fertility: Age is no barrier...

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Monday, July 23, 2018 | 0 comments

Image: Cari Ellen and Jadyn, by aturkus  / Alan Turkus, on Flickr
Photo credit: Cari Ellen and Jadyn, by Alan Turkus
Benjamin Franklin said the only certainties in this world are death and taxes.

To these, women might add a third: the menopause.

But this year, two separate developments have suggested Franklin was right after all.

In March came a report indicating ovaries contain stem cells which might be prompted to carry on making eggs throughout a woman's adult life.

Then, in October, Belgian doctors reported a woman whose ovaries were damaged by cancer chemotherapy had given birth, possibly owing to a graft of her own preserved ovarian tissue they had transplanted into her body.

Together, these results hinted women might one day be able to delay starting their families until their forties or even beyond.

The scientists working on these projects aim to develop methods to preserve the fertility of women who have been driven through a premature menopause by treatments for diseases such as cancer.

But given many women in industrialized societies want to delay reproduction while they further their careers, such methods are inevitably also going to be seen as tools for healthy women.

Full article: Age is no barrier...

Image: Every Drunken Cheerleader: Why Not Me?, by Kristine Ireland Waits. Publisher: Endurance Publishing (March 1, 2010)Every Drunken Cheerleader: Why Not Me?
by Kristine Ireland Waits

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About Catherine: I am mom to three grown sons, two grandchildren and two rescue dogs. After years of raising my boys as a single mom, I remarried a wonderful man who had never had a child of his own. Unexpectedly, I found myself pregnant at 49!
Sadly we lost that precious baby at 8 weeks, and decided to try again. Five more losses, turned down for donor egg, foster care and adoption due to my age and losses - we have accepted that there will be no more babies in our house.

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