American Experience

Test Tube Babies

Season 19 Episode 4 | 50m 19s | Video has closed captioning.

Pioneering researchers attempting to conceive babies through in vitro fertilization faced daunting obstacles and much controversy before the world's first test tube baby was born on July 25, 1978.

Aired: 04/06/20

Expires: 08/31/22

Rating: TV-PG

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