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Under the first such program in Japan subsidized by a local government to address the nation’s low birthrate, a hospital in Chiba Prefecture has frozen the eggs of a woman in her 20s to preserve them for future pregnancy, the hospital said.

Juntendo University Urayasu Hospital and the Urayasu Municipal Government said at a news conference to announce the project on Thursday that 11 other women are also preparing for the procedure.

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