Docs seek cap on mom's age in IVF
The news of a 72-year-old Punjab resident giving birth to a son has outraged the small fraternity of infertility specialists, with many of them wanting the government to put a cap on the age up to when a woman can seek infertility treatment.
On May 10, newspapers across the world carried articles of Punjab couple 76-yearold Mohinder Singh Gill and his 72-year-old wife Daljinder Kaur welcoming a son 46 years after their marriage. They underwent IVF treatment at Dr Anurag Bishnoi's centre in Hisar, Haryana.
"The guidelines laid down by the Indian Council for Medical Research ( ICMR ) has said that women up to 45 years of age can seek IVF treatment," said Indian Society for Assisted Reproduction (ISAR) president-elect Dr Narendra Malhotra. Dr Nandita Palshetkar, an IVF specialist and president of the Mumbai Obstetrics & Gynaecological Society said, "It's not correct at such an age to have babies.'' The ICMR guidelines state that the combined age of parents shouldn't be over 90 years.

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