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70-year-old Ugandan woman gives birth to twins after fertility treatment

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — A 70-year-old woman in Uganda has given birth to twins after receiving fertility treatment, making her one of the world’s oldest new mothers. Safina Namukwaya, gave birth to a boy and a girl via cesarean section at the hospital in the capital, Kampala, where she had been receiving in vitro fertilization treatment, said a hospital spokesman. Namukwaya is the oldest woman to deliver a baby at the Women’s Hospital International Facility Center, whose proprietor is a prominent gynecologist in the East African region. The hospital specializes in helping couples who struggle to have children.

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