Health: Fit To Be A Mom?

The birth last week, by C-section, of a 3-lb. 3-oz. premature baby girl to a 66-year-old Romanian woman who underwent fertility treatments for nine years may be one for the record books, but it's also Exhibit A in the debate over whether there should be guidelines to govern the use of assisted reproductive technologies (ART). Not only are there no such guidelines for ART clinics in the U.S., according to a study from the Center for Bioethics at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, there is no agreement about how prospective parents should be screened. It's a far cry, says...