Baby born from an egg frozen 12 years ago
A Japanese woman successfully gave birth to baby boy using an egg she had frozen over a decade ago.
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JAPAN - More than a decade ago, a high school student had her eggs removed and frozen before undergoing treatment for cancer.

According to The Japan Times, the cancer treatment required large doses of tumour-fighting drugs that are known to hinder the body's ability to produce healthy eggs. 

Masashige Kuwayama, a researcher in reproductive technology at Repro-Support Medical Research Centre in Tokyo, decided to suggest freezing the then teen's eggs so that she had a real possibility of falling pregnant in the future.

The woman's eggs were thawed and for external fertilization via her husband's sperm.

Now 12 years later, the 30-year-old healthy new mom was able to give birth to her son thanks to the advanced technology available. 

Would you consider freezing your eggs for the future?

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