Ovary freezing: A feminist cure-all?

Scientists suggest that women in their 20s will store an ovary and re-implant it after climbing the corporate ladder.


Tracy Clark-Flory
November 19, 2008 1:00AM (UTC)

The first woman to get pregnant after receiving an ovary transplant from her twin sister gave birth last week (to a healthy girl) and scientists announced that a variation on that very procedure might preserve the fertility of women who require ovary-ravaging cancer treatments. But, in this clip for Current TV, I talk about the prediction that it will be most popular as a lifestyle choice.

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A postscript (because one can only fit so many words into a minute-long video): Of course, generally, the more reproductive choices available to women, the better. I just find it grim to think that, instead of social solutions, we have to rely on uncertain medical fixes to address the often conflicted choice between a career and a family.


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