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How women at NIH's Clinical Center lost childbearing chances

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Science  03 Apr 2020:
Vol. 368, Issue 6486, pp. 24-25
DOI: 10.1126/science.368.6486.24

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In 2012, a key scientific society declared that offering women the chance to freeze their eggs before undergoing ovary-damaging therapies for serious diseases was no longer experimental, and egg freezing became the standard of care in U.S. medical practice. But for 3.5 years, until July 2019, the Clinical Center at the U.S. National Institutes of Health stopped offering egg freezing to young women confronting the loss of their fertility. The pause has incensed infertility groups and physicians.

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