Join Riverfront Times Press Club. Because No News is Bad News.

Friday, December 12, 2008

Egg Man Delivers -- Again

Posted By on Fri, Dec 12, 2008 at 7:00 AM

Famed St. Louis fertility pioneer, Dr. Sherman Silber, has reached another milestone. In a report published yesterday in the New England Journal of Medicine, Silber announced that one of his patients recently gave birth from a transplanted ovary.

Reuters news service reports that it's the first time an entire ovary has been transplanted, resulting in live birth. The patient went into early menopause at the age of 15. Years later Silber transferred an ovary from the patient's twin sister. On November 11 the patient, now 38, gave birth to a healthy baby girl.

Silber's other ovarian treatments have restored fertility for dozens of women but not without some controversy. Critics contend that the ground-breaking surgeon is often quick to perform procedures still considered experimental. Last year, Silber was the subject of a Riverfront Times cover story, The Egg Man.

-- Chad Garrison 

Tags: , ,

Riverfront Times works for you, and your support is essential.

Our small but mighty local team works tirelessly to bring you high-quality, uncensored news and cultural coverage of St. Louis and beyond.

Unlike many newspapers, ours is free – and we'd like to keep it that way, because we believe, now more than ever, everyone deserves access to accurate, independent coverage of their community.

Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing pledge, your support helps keep St. Louis' true free press free.

Read the Digital Print Issue

September 23, 2020

View more issues


Never miss a beat

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.

Best Things to Do In St. Louis

© 2020 Riverfront Times

Website powered by Foundation