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French react strongly to postmenopausal births

BMJ 1994; 308 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.308.6922.154 (Published 15 January 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;308:154
  1. A Dorozynski

    The French health minister, Philippe Douste-Blazy, said last week that fertility treatment should not be available for postmenopausal women. He said that such pregnancies were immoral and should be banned by law. “It is totally shocking that a child can be 18 when his mother is 80,” he said.

    Simone Veil, minister of social affairs, said that “very rigorous rules” limiting fertility treatment …

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