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Brown, Louise (1978–)

  • By: Christine L. Manganaro
  • In: Encyclopedia of Global Health
  • Edited by: Yawei Zhang
  • Subject:Public Health (general), Public Health Education & Health Promotion

When she was delivered by caesarean section at Oldham Hospital in Lancashire, England, on July 25, 1978, Louise Joy Brown became the first infant conceived using in vitro fertilization (IVF). After numerous attempts to impregnate Lesley Brown, Louise's mother, physicians tried ...

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