60-Year-Old Canadian Gives Birth to Twins

Birth raises medical-ethics questions
By Drew Nelles,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 5, 2009 2:59 PM CST
A 70-year-old Indian woman, Rajo Devi, poses with her husband Bala Ram, 72, right, and daughter. Like Ranjit Hayer's twins, her baby girl was also conceived through in vitro fertilization treatment.   (AP Photo/Devendra Uppal)
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(Newser) – A 60-year-old Canadian woman gave birth to twins this week, the CBC reports. Ranjit Hayer and her twin boys, delivered 7 weeks prematurely by cesarean section, are recovering in intensive care. Hayer underwent in vitro fertilization after trying to get pregnant for decades, but even her obstetrician has ethical concerns. “We can do so much but the question is, should we do it just because we can do it?” he wonders. (Read more birth stories.)