3 babies born through frozen embryo transfer techniqueStaff Correspondent
Three babies were born at a clinic in the capital on Friday by application of frozen embryo transfer technique.
A doctors’ team led by infertility expert Firoza Begum carried out the process at Bangladesh Assisted Conception Centre and Women’s Hospital, the doctors announced at a press briefing.
The costs of the total process were around Tk 3 lakh, they said, adding that the babies were born to two childless couples.
The briefing was organised on the hospital premises to make the success public.
The physicians at the briefing said the first ever frozen embryo baby in the country was born on September 19, 2008 at Modern Hospital at Dhanmondi.
Firoza Begum said by applying the frozen embryo transplant technique embryos are collected from couples with infertility condition and kept in frozen state through a procedure called cryopreservation.
The frozen embryos are later transferred to the mother’s womb hoping that it would turn to a successful pregnancy. The process may need repetitions before the mother can become successfully pregnant.
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