Why a woman injects her ovaries with blood
The use of fertility treatments – many of which are experimental, and have not been through clinical trials – is on the rise. To find out why people are opting for them, we spoke to a woman who hopes one could help her conceive.

Sarah* started experiencing symptoms of the menopause five years ago, when she was 38, more than a decade earlier than the average woman. “I felt so young,” she says.

Her mother also went through the menopause early, at 40, so Sarah went straight to a fertility clinic. “The doctor told me to freeze my eggs,” she says. “He said I was running out.”

In the time since, Sarah has experienced a disrupted menstrual cycle, hot flushes and a low libido. But she isn’t ready to go through the menopause yet, she says....