On Tuesday, this woman from Dubai became the first woman in the world to give birth using a ovary frozen at a young age, but according to NY Times,
More than 60 women have so far given birth after having preserved ovarian tissue reimplanted in their bodies, but Ms. Matrooshi is thought to be the first to have had her tissue frozen before she reached puberty.
Moaza al-Matrooshi, now 24, was born with beta thalassemia, an inherited blood disorder that was treated with chemotherapy and a bone marrow transplant when she was a child. Because chemotherapy damages ovaries, her parents had authorized the removal of her right ovary in advance at the University of Leeds.
“We waited and the ovarian tissue started to get revascularized,” Professor Picton said. The cryopreservation had protected the tissue’s integrity, she said, “and when the tissue was thawed, it was alive.”
How does this even happen after all this time?!?
I’d explain it more, but I suck at science, so NY Times can tell you more about it here.