Latest update: 07/07/2009
This week : All about ovaries
This edition of HEALTH looks at changes in giving birth. Medical advances mean that women can have babies later in life and the chances of having healthy babies even after illnesses are increasing.
Scientific advances mean that women can increasingly have a baby when and where they want one. For women who have been ill, or who for medical reasons were unable to have a child, the progress should only be welcomed but some would say that at times science goes too far and doesn't respect nature enough. There are also a number of doctors who say a woman should accept that the biological clock does tick and give birth before they are 35.