Chinese Baby Born from 16-Year-Old Frozen Embryo

By Steven Hu, February 21, 2017

1 0

A 46-year-old woman from southern China has given birth to a baby boy from an embryo cryogenically frozen 16 years ago.

The healthy baby weighed in at around 3.8kg and was born in early February, First Affiliated Hospital of Sun Yat-sen University in Guangdong recently announced.

This is not the woman’s first child. The woman, whose name was not given, already has 16-year-old son. She had a batch of her 18 fertilized eggs frozen at the same hospital 16 years ago after she became infertile due to unspecified health issues. Provided proper storage, frozen embryos can last indefinitely

The previous record for a baby born via this technique was a girl born from an embryo frozen for 13 years to an American couple in 2005.

There has been an increase in the number of older women seeking assisted reproductive technology since the end of China’s one-child policy. A fertility specialist at First Affiliated Hospital said that in 2016 about 1,000 women above the age of 40 wanted to have another baby.

[Image via Flickr]

more news

WATCH: Woman Gives Birth While Shopping in Guangdong

Medical personnel were called to attend the scene, and declared the newborn healthy.

Siblings Arrested for Identifying the Sex of Unborn Babies in Guangzhou

The brother-sister pair ran their tummy-scanning operation out of an 'unremarkable-looking van​.'

New Upscale Hotel Opening Gives You Perfect Reason to Visit Zhanjiang

On April 20, Zhanjiang’s hotel scene welcomed one of the most prominent hotel names in all of China, with the grand opening of LN Garden Hotel, Zhenjiang.

Last Chance to Buy Tickets to See Comedian Tom Green in Hong Kong

That's right… Tom Green is coming to Hong Kong this April!

Wikipedia Currently Down in China

Bad news, netizens.

Starbucks Offers Free Coffee, China Turns Up With Huge ‘Cups’... Again

Yesterday, Starbucks offered patrons in China quite the deal in celebration of Earth Day.

0 User Comments

In Case You Missed It…

We're on WeChat!

Scan our QR Code at right or follow us at ThatsGuangzhou for events, guides, giveaways and much more!

7 Days in Guangzhou With

Weekly updates to your email inbox every Wednesday


Download previous issues

Never miss an issue of That's PRD!

Visit the archives

Get the App. Your essential China city companion.