This is baby Vivienne who was conceived by sperm that had been frozen for a generation – the oldest ever to successfully create a child in Britain.
Fertility doctors used sperm that had been frozen in 1987 – when Margaret Thatcher was in power and Michael Jackson had just released his album Bad.
It is believed to be the longest that sperm has been kept frozen and then successfully used in IVF treatment in Britain.
Once the embryos were created using the thawed sperm, three were frozen before being transferred to the womb.
It is thought to be the first time a baby has been born after this kind of ‘double freezing’.
Baby Vivienne’s father, Richard Pott, developed testicular cancer when he was 21 and doctors advised he freeze samples of sperm before embarking on treatment that might leave him infertile….Continue Reading
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