Melbourne: In a world first, an infertile Australian woman has conceived after growing new eggs in ovarian tissue transplanted into her abdomen, a breakthrough doctors say has the potential to revolutionise fertility treatment. The woman, known only by her first name, Vali, is nearly 26 weeks pregnant with twins after previously being rendered infertile by treatment for ovarian cancer.A team at Melbourne IVF and The Royal Melbourne Hospital managed to help the woman grow egg follicles and produce two healthy eggs after transplanting her own frozen ovarian tissue into her abdomen. Only one baby has been born before in Australia after ovarian tissue transplant, and fewer than 30 globally, but this is the first time the tissue has been successfully transplanted at an entirely different site in the body to where it was taken from, the report said. The Royal Melbourne Hospital has collected about 300 samples from women it says could now go on to become pregnant.
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