First Baby Monkey Born Using Sperm from Frozen Testicles
March 21, 2019
(Scientific American) – In a notable step for male fertility preservation, a procedure that involves removing and freezing immature testicular tissue and then reimplanting it later has resulted in the first live birth of a healthy monkey. The technique could theoretically help prepubescent boys who are about to undergo cancer treatments, about 30 percent of whom become infertile from the harsh effects of chemotherapy and radiation. Currently, these boys have no options if they want to have biological children in the future.