Live birth in a 50 year old woman following in vitro fertilization embryo transfer with autologous oocytes A rare case report

A 50-year-old woman conceived with her own oocytes by means of in vitro fertilization and successfully delivered a healthy male baby by cesarean section.

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Geetha Rani, M.B.B.S., M.S., Sourendra Goswami, M.B.B.S., Ratna Chattopadhyay, M.B.B.S., Sanghamitra Ghosh, M.B.B.S., Baidyanath Chakravarty, M.D., F.R.C.O.G., Ashalatha Ganesh, M.B.B.S., M.M.S.T., Ph.D.

Volume 103, Issue 2, Pages 414-416



To report a live birth with in vitro fertilization (IVF) from a 50-year-old woman with homologous oocytes.


Case report.


Referral center.


A 50-year-old woman.


IVF with fresh embryo transfer (ET).

Main Outcome Measure(s):

Live birth after IVF.


A 50-year-old woman conceived with her own oocytes by means of IVF. Three fresh embryos were transferred, resulting in a pregnancy and delivery by cesarean section at 35 weeks of a healthy male baby weighing 2,300 g.


Extensive literature search suggests that this is the first case report of live birth in a 50-year-old woman after IVF-ET with her own oocytes. This is a very rare and unusual case that deviates from the norm and therefore warrants attention. In selected cases, assisted reproductive technology might be reasonable to try for a limited number of times with a woman’s own oocytes.

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