“Induced Menopause” Can Protect Women’s Fertility After Chemotherapy

A therapy that temporarily shuts down the ovaries could protect the fertility of women with cancer who are undergoing chemotherapy, say researchers.

Australian scientists used a drug to turn off a hormonal "switch" in the brain that triggers ovulation.
Once the woman’s chemotherapy has ended, the drug is stopped and the ovaries switch back on with their store of eggs in tact.

Source: BBC News (7/4/07)