101-year-old woman gives birth after successful ovary transplant
Anatolia Vertadella, a 101-year-old Italian woman, has given birth to a 9-pound baby after a controversial ovary transplant widely criticized by medical professionals because of her advanced age, reports the Rivista Napoli.
For starters, the entire procedure was illegal, but it was conducted in a private clinic in Turkey (in this country, European laws of ovary transplant not apply, says the centenarian mother who does not want to reveal the name of the medical facility where the operation was performed).
“I am very grateful to all the medical team that decided to continue with the operation,” admits the lady with tears in her eyes. “I feel very grateful to be able to give birth to my child, the number 17. This is a true blessing and a sign of the power of the creator” she told the local reporters.
“For a long time, I had felt useless to the call of God because I could not procreate since I was 48 years old when I was diagnosed with ovarian cancer.”
“For a long time I thought God was punishing me for bringing only 16 children, but in its majestic generosity he has provided me with fertility once again” recognizes the lady of 101 years which is faithful Catholic.
After all, everything about the operation is controversial and as Dr. Popolicchi, the final decision was left to the patient.