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Ukrainian soldiers will soon be able to have children from beyond the grave

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When a Ukrainian soldier was killed fighting Russia, his wife found hope in their unborn child. With the passing of new legislation, widows and injured soldiers will be able to use frozen sperm and eggs to have children. The state will cover the cost of storing the reproductive cells for three years after the soldier’s death. Cryopreservation has become more popular among soldiers since the war began in 2022. The increase in the number of women serving in the Ukrainian armed forces has also led to more interest in cryopreservation. The ability to have children after death is seen as a way to honor fallen heroes and address Ukraine’s demographic problem.