EGGS ON THE ROCKS

A NEW PROCEDURE MAY OFFER WOMEN THE CHANCE TO FREEZE THEIR OVA--AND STOP THEIR BIOLOGICAL CLOCK

There appeared to be no reason the healthy Georgia woman could not conceive a child. Already the mother of two girls, she had figured she would return to school, finish her education and then go back to the business of having babies. Her body figured otherwise. At 39, after several failed attempts to get pregnant, she learned that while she was in school an ovarian failure had triggered premature menopause. Although her womb was perfectly ready to carry a fertilized egg to term, her depleted ovaries could no longer provide one.

Last week an Atlanta fertility clinic announced that the woman...

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