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Premature Menopause

Posted Oct 01 2008 8:20pm

The disclosure of an illegal ovum trade has made a big splash in Korea. It even made people look suspiciously at the stem cell research of Hwang Woo-suk, the renowned Seoul National University professor and stem-cell researcher.

Under usual circumstances, either one of two ovaries release one ovum during a single ovulation period. However, when ova for sales are artificially extracted, women are injected with a hormone that induces hyperstimulation, allowing 10 to 15 ova to be extracted.

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