Source The Press and Journal
As the NHS approaches its 70th anniversary, this year marks the milestone of another significant UK medical achievement: the 40th birthday of the world’s first IVF baby.
Born in Manchester in 1978, Louise Brown was the first ever “test-tube baby” whose very existence made headlines around the world.
Four decades later and today IVF is much more common.
In the UK alone, most recent statistics show that more than 68,000 such treatments were provided in 2016, and the picture that emerges is a largely positive one.