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Woman's ovaries 'reawakened'

A woman has given birth to a baby after having her ovaries "reactivated" through a new technique developed in Stanford University in the US and St Marianna University School of Medicine, Japan.

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Experts warn ovary method is 'very much experimental'

Several fertility experts have warned women to be cautious in their hopes after an woman's ovaries were 're-awakened' leading to her delivery a healthy baby boy in December.

Dr. Sherman Silber of the Infertility Center of St. Louis criticized the approach, saying he has had success by using drugs rather than surgery to treat the condition. He also disagreed with the researchers' explanation as to why this treatment worked.

Experts warn ovary method is 'very much experimental' Credit: Katie Collins/PA Wire

The new results, experts cautioned, must be viewed as preliminary.

"It shows a lot of promise (but) I don't think it's even close to being ready" for routine use, said Dr. Mark Sauer of the Columbia University Medical Center in New York. Dr. Amber Cooper of Washington University in St. Louis called the technique "very much an experimental method."

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