73-year-old woman from India gives birth to twin girls 73 歲印度婦女生下雙胞胎女孩

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印度南部安得拉邦的一名  73  歲婦女經體外授精懷孕,生下了一對雙胞胎女孩。醫生在  2019  年  月  日接生了這對雙胞胎。

The woman and her husband Sitarama Rajarao, who’s in his 80s, first tried to have a baby nearly 60 years ago, but were unable to conceive.

雙胞胎的母親和她 80 多歲的丈夫,希塔拉瑪‧拉賈羅,早在將近 60 年前就嘗試要孩子,但一直未能懷孕。

IVF treatment using a donor eggfertilised by Mr Rajarao’s sperm worked at the first attempt, resulting in two baby girls who were delivered by Caesarean section. The woman’s mother, who’s around 100 years old, said the whole family would look after the children.

醫生通過體外授精的治療方法,用拉賈羅的精子受精了一個捐贈的卵子,曼加亞瑪‧亞拉瑪蒂第一個週期就成功懷孕,最終通過剖腹產生下了一對雙胞胎女孩。雙胞胎女孩的外祖母約 100 歲,她說全家人都會來照看孩子。

India has become a centre for so-called 『fertility tourism』, with hundreds of unregulated clinics offering IVF relatively cheaply.

印度已成為所謂的 「生育旅遊中心」,有成百上千家未受監管的診所提供相對便宜的試管嬰兒服務。

Both new parents are currently in hospital – Mangayamma Yaramati, recovering from her Caesarean and Sitarama Rajarao from a stroke he suffered the day after the births.

這對新父母目前都在醫院接受治療。曼加亞瑪‧亞拉瑪蒂剖腹產後在院恢復,希塔拉瑪‧拉賈羅在雙胞胎出生後的第二天中風,住院接受治療。

詞彙

conceive 懷孕,受孕
IVF 體外授精,試管內授精
donor egg 捐獻的卵子
fertilised 受精
delivered 分娩,出生了
Caesarean section 剖腹產
fertility tourism 「生育旅遊」
unregulated 未受監管的
in hospital 住院
stroke 中風

閱讀理解:請在讀完上文後,回答下列問題。

1. True or false? Both Mangayamma Yaramati and Sitarama Rajarao are in their 80s.

2. When did the couple first try to have a baby?

3. Who would look after the two baby girls, according to Mangayamma Yaramati’s mother?

4. Which word in the text means 『becoming well again after an illness or injury’?

答案

1. True or false? Both Mangayamma Yaramati and Sitarama Rajarao are in their 80s.
False. Mangayamma Yaramati is 73 years old and Sitarama Rajarao is in his 80s.

2. When did the couple first try to have a baby?
They first tried to have a baby nearly 60 years ago.

3. Who would look after the two baby girls, according to Mangayamma Yaramati’s mother?
According to Mangayamma Yaramati’s mother, the whole family would look after the children.

4. Which word in the text means 『becoming well again after an illness or injury’?
Recovering.