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Ovary freezing offers a drug-free way to tame menopause

作者:夏侯绶    发布时间:2017-04-25 05:00:19    

IT COULD be as revolutionary as the pill. Freezing an ovary and having thin slices of it periodically put back later in life looks set to offer women a way to delay or reverse menopause. This should avoid symptoms without the need for hormone replacement therapy – something many women are reluctant to take because of its link with breast cancer. The first steps have already been taken. The technique has restored fertility in women who have undergone medical treatment that triggers premature menopause (see “Changing times“). Some of these women say they want to continue having the ovary grafts to delay their natural menopause,

 

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