ELDERLY PRIMIGRAVIDA

Statistics show that elderly primigravidae are increasing fast. Due to fertility treatments it is possible to pause or reset the biological clock. It seems like the increasing numbers are the beginning of a new standard. But despite growth in amount, they face resistance from society. Is this resistance justified? Elderly primigravidae raise ethical questions regarding social pressure, age limits and artificial reproduction. The project introduces different elderly primigravidae as a reflection on the developments and questions. Throughout the documentary the statistics become tangible. By including factual research, different aspects are highlighted from the debate surrounding artificial reproduction and the rise of elderly primigravida.

This project is written, filmed, directed, edited and designed by Carlijn Moerenhout. Based on research, recent numbers and latest developments regarded assisted pregnancy.

2018