63 Year Old Mom

GUESTS: Dr. Gladys White/ Executive Director, National Advisory Board on Ethics in Reproduction Karen Lehrman/ Feminist Writer and Author, Lipstick Proviso (Anchor Books, 1997) Former editor, New Republic magazine and The Washington Post A California woman has given birth at age 63 — making her the world's oldest mom. The birth occurred late last year but has just been reported in the May issue of the medical journal "Fertility and Sterility." The woman lied about her age to doctors in order to qualify for an infertility program. Join host Melinda Penkava for a look at the ethical and cultural issues surrounding the in vitro fertilization procedures used by older women to get pregnant.



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