This week, the world’s first IVF baby turned 40. The procedure has come a long way since 1978, and more than 6 million IVF babies have now been born. But should we be concerned about the rising numbers of fertility treatments? And are we becoming less fertile? Hannah Devlin investigates

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This week, the world’s first IVF baby turns 40. Louise Brown was born on 25 July 1978, weighing five pounds, 12 ounces. IVF has come a long way since then, and 6 million babies have been born thanks to the procedure. But should we be concerned with the rising numbers of fertility treatments?

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