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)

(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.

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Feb 6, 2009 12:11 AM CST
Why would the Doctors even agree to this?
Feb 5, 2009 11:00 PM CST
Ha..this story pales compared to the idiot of 14. And 60 is not news...there have been European women 60 and over that have birthed. Whatever!!!!
Feb 5, 2009 3:24 AM CST
Whow, I can't imagine having one child at that age. Must less two.. It's not fair to have children at that age.