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World's first IVF baby turns 35

The world's first test-tube baby has paid tribute to the fertility pioneers who gave her and millions of others life as she celebrates her 35th birthday. Louise Brown was born at Oldham General Hospital on July 25, 1978.

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World's first test-tube baby calls for more access to IVF on NHS

The world's fist test-tube baby, Louise Brown, has called for IVF to be made more readily available and said more people should have access to it on the NHS.

It is difficult to say what it is like to be the first test-tube baby as I have been brought up with it. People ask what it feels like, but it's just always been there; it's my life," she added.

I understand more now and I just think my mum was fantastic.

I think she was just very brave but I suppose if you're told you can't have children, you'll do anything.

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