Doctors halt the menopause for 20 years | News

Dixie-Louise Dexter says the ovarian transplant surgery to delay her menopause was ‘life-changing’COURTESY OF DIXIE-LOUISE DEXTER

Women can delay the menopause for up to 20 years in a medical breakthrough being offered by the fertility expert who pioneered IVF.

The revolutionary procedure could transform the lives of thousands of women by tricking their biological clocks into thinking they are much younger than they are.

There are clear benefits for women whose menopause triggers serious health problems, such as osteoporosis and heart problems. It comes at a time when women are living longer than ever before, and many will find their menopausal years last longer than their fertile ones.

For millions of others, the appeal of delaying the menopause would be to reduce draining physical and emotional symptoms such as hot flushes, night sweats, memory problems, mood swings and anxiety. It could…

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