Older woman and baby

Menopausal woman gives birth after blood plasma injection in ovaries

The menopause normally occurs between the age of 45 and 55

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A woman experiencing menopause has given birth after receiving a blood treatment injected into her ovaries. Three perimenopausal women – those beginning to transition into menopause – have also had babies following the treatment, according to a small pilot study.

Known as platelet-rich plasma, the technique is being developed as a potential fertility treatment by Konstantinos Pantos and his colleagues at the Genesis Athens fertility clinic in Greece.

Around 60 millilitres of blood is taken from the arm and spun in a centrifuge to remove red and white …