The World’s Oldest Mums

Thursday, July 23 on 4

The story of Elizabeth Adeney, a 66-year-old divorcee who travelled to the Ukraine for fertility treatment, resonated around the world. Her critics claimed it was unnatural, and that she was ignoring the rights and needs of her soon-to-be orphaned son. In reaction to this provocative news story, Amanda Blue travels the world to meet four women who have chosen to make the most of fertility technology’s rapid progress. Despite a combined age of more than 280, they’ve all chosen to have babies long after the menopause has put a stop to them doing it the old-fashioned way.

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