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Old 07-05-2012, 05:01 PM
 
Location: Maryland
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Women could delay the menopause indefinitely with ovary transplant: doctors - Telegraph
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A technique to remove pieces of ovary, store it for decades and then replace it with delicate surgery could effectively put a woman's menopause 'on ice', doctors said.
The only thing preventing them from having babies into their old age would be their physical ability to carry a pregnancy, they said.
The controversial notion would allow career women peace of mind with a fertility insurance policy so they can find a partner, settle down and become financially secure before starting a family.
By delaying the menopause they could also avoid the increased risk of osteoporosis and heart disease that come with the end of their fertile life but may raise the risk of breast and womb cancer.
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Old 07-05-2012, 05:02 PM
 
Location: Baltimore
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Frankenovaries!!!!!!
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Old 07-05-2012, 05:05 PM
 
Location: Middle of nowhere
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Great, can you imagine the high school graduations with all of the "elderly" mothers in attendance?
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Old 07-05-2012, 05:10 PM
 
Location: Virginia Beach
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Not really seeing the issue here besides the possible increased risk of cancer.
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Old 07-05-2012, 05:13 PM
 
Location: Pa
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A womans ovaries are none of my business. Transplant away.
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Old 07-05-2012, 05:15 PM
 
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That's pretty cool
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Old 07-05-2012, 05:15 PM
 
Location: Maryland
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Great, can you imagine the high school graduations with all of the "elderly" mothers in attendance?
So 80 year old mothers are no problem for you?
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Old 07-05-2012, 05:17 PM
 
Location: 20 years from now
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The only thing preventing them from having babies into their old age would be their physical ability to carry a pregnancy, they said.
This is the first thing that came to mind when I read the title. Basically scientists would have to discover teh fountain of youth for this to have a major effect.

I think the best that they could do at this point is to postpone the menpause cycle for atleast a few more years.
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Old 07-05-2012, 05:17 PM
 
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"Doctors messing with Mother Nature:"

Oh for god's sake, if doctors didn't "mess" with mother nature most of us wouldn't live past childhood.
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Old 07-05-2012, 05:26 PM
 
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Words my sister told me years ago (why she didn't use hormonal BC and would never consider any kind of artificial conception:

When you F with Mother Nature, Mother Nature will F with you.

Yup, I believe it.
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