Most women’s body clocks start telling them to have children very early on in life. But not everyone’s does. Is it right to give IVF treatment to a woman of 66, essentially classed as an old-aged Pensioner?
That’s exactly what has happened in the case of Elizabeth Adeney, a British woman who despite drawing a pension is soon to give birth to a baby, her first child no less. There is, of course, widespread criticism of her and the doctors who made this event possible.
Adeney had to go to the Ukraine to receive In-Vitro Fertilization because British clinics, along with those in the U.S. and many other countries, have an upper age limit of 50. And it’s not hard to see why.
The problem is that Adeney will be 84-years-old when her child hits adulthood and could be relied upon to take care of him or herself. Having said that, many younger women have children and then sadly pass away before their kids reach that age. So is it really that bad?