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Teenage Boy Freezes His Sperm, 23 Years Later Something Shocking Occurs

Alex Powell was only 15-years-old when he made a sperm bank deposit. The notion isn’t as strange as it seems. According to Little Things, the Australian teen was undergoing chemotherapy for cancer. He was diagnosed with Hodgkin lymphoma on his 15th birthday.

His stepmom Patricia had learned that chemotherapy could lead to infertility, so she urged Powell to head to the sperm bank. Though he was extremely uncomfortable with the situation, he made a deposit anyway and forgot all about it. Powell went into remission and decided to marry his wife Vi at age 23.

That’s when Powell remembered he had frozen sperm. After about a year of fertility treatments and half of his frozen sperm, the couple finally got pregnant. Xavier was born on June 17, 2015 and is considered to be the oldest baby in the world. He holds the world record for being made with the oldest sperm ever conceived with IVF treatments.

According to Little Things, Dr. Soto of the Children’s Hospital is campaigning to have oncologist advise patients about the side effects of chemotherapy and to have the federal government offer assistance for fertility storage and IVF treatments.

Source: Little Things
Photo: Channel 9/60 Minutes

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