Chinese woman gave birth to twin girls at 60, says report
BEIJING (AFP) - A Chinese woman had twin girls at the age of 60 following IVF treatment after her only child died, making her possibly the oldest person in the country to give birth, state media reported on Tuesday.
The case is extremely unusual in China, which has long maintained a one-child policy, because of the woman's age. Worldwide, many countries and clinics impose limits on IVF treatment which is known to become less effective with age, and amid concerns for the resulting children's welfare.
Sheng Hailin, now 63, lost her first daughter, then in her late twenties, in an accidental gas poisoning case in 2009, the China Daily said.
"To survive and free myself of the loneliness, I decided to have another child in my old age," she was quoted by the newspaper as saying.