Sperm stem cell hope for baby boy
A boy of one has had part of his testicle removed and frozen to restore his chances of fatherhood after cancer treatment.
He’s the youngest person in the country to take part in the research, which has treated seven pre-pubescent boys in the last year
Scientists hope advances in technology will let them harvest sperm stem cells from the removed tissue and transplant them back into his genitals in adulthood.
Consultant paediatric endocrinologist Dr Rod Mitchel l, is heading up the research at the Centre for Reproductive Health in Edinburgh.
He said: “The tissue is being stored for them to use but at the moment we don’t know how we would make that happen. That’s what the research is about.”