Louise Brown, 40 years of IVF


Louise Brown, 40 years of IVF


“There aren’t many people that can say they were world famous within hours of being born” Louise Brown

Special 40th anniversary edition of My life as the world’s first test-tube baby.

At 11.47pm on July 25, 1978, Louise Brown was the first person ever to be born through science rather than as the result of two people having sex. The birth was hailed as a “miracle” by the world’s media, making her instantly famous.

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Her birth created shockwaves for the church, politicians and the medical profession. Louise grew up at the centre of the debate about the morality of In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF) while also being a beacon of hope to millions of childless couples throughout the world.

For the first time Louise tells the story of her world changing birth and its impact on her life.

This second edition softback book includes over 30 pages of photographs, many of which have never been published before.

It was made possible through the support of Bourn Hall, Cambridge, the world’s first IVF clinic set up by IVF pioneers Patrick Steptoe and Robert Edwards.

ISBN: 9781909446151
Size: 140mm (W) X 215mm (H)
Pages: 256
Published: 01.05.2018