Many campaigners argue that it is unfair to the child to have a parent who may die when they are still very young, but supporters insist youth is no guarantee of life expectancy and the most important thing is that the youngster has a loving home.
For extending justice to those, a British IVF clinic has stirred an ethical storm by offering treatment to a 59-year-old woman.
It is feared that, as science advances, it would lure many to exceed their limitations, with women in their 70s eventually allowed to conceive as there is no age limit.
The critics claim that it hampers the welfare of the child amid the efforts to push the scientific boundaries ever further.
However, on the other side, supporters of IVF for the over 50s reveal that maturity can prove to be a benefit in parenting as older people tend to have more leisure time as well as money to lavish on their child.
At present most private clinics analyze a guideline limiting treatment for women over the age of 50, while the NHS has a cut-off point of 39 - leading some older women to visit foreign clinics with more liberal rules.
Amidst many clinics in the UK opposing IVF for women in their 50s, there is nothing prohibiting people travelling abroad to countries where the practice is more common.