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Chinese woman gave birth to a 16 years old frozen embryo

A woman has given birth in Guangdong Province in China to a healthy baby boy from an embryo frozen 16 years ago. (File: Shutterstock)

A woman has given birth in Guangdong Province in China to a healthy baby boy from an embryo frozen 16 years ago.

Chinese media outlets said that the woman gave birth to a son at a Hospital affiliated to Sun Yat-sen University in early February.

The lady has conceived another son, already 16 years old now, through in vitro fertilization; he is from the same batch of embryos frozen in 2000.

It is worth mentioning that China has scrapped its one-child policy, allowing all couples to have two children for the first time since 1979.

Xu Yanwen, director of the reproductive center at the hospital, said that there were a few steps to handle in order to unfreeze the embryo. Xu pointed that with the end of the one-child policy, they received more than 1000 women above 40 years old seeking to have more babies.
 

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Last Update: Wednesday, 8 February 2017 KSA 16:18 - GMT 13:18
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