The World's Oldest Mums

Director: Channel 4
Year: 2009
Country: UK
Duration: 60 mins
Rating: N/A

Filed under: Human Embryology, Documentary

Cutting Edge travels the world to meet four women who - long after the menopause prevented them from getting pregnant the old-fashioned way - have chosen to use fertility technology to have babies. Documentary on Elizabeth Adeney, a 66 year-old woman who went to the Ukraine for fertility treatment and then gave birth to a son, and four other women of similar ages who have followed in her footsteps. The film considers the ethical issues such a course of action raises and also the rights of the soon-to-be orphaned children. (Aired Channel 4, 23 July 2009, 21.00)

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