Medicine: Fertility Fantasies

A lot of things that doctors say about childless women just aren't so, thinks British Gynecologist John Stallworthy. He studied the first 1,000 women who went to Oxford's Fertility Clinic (founded in 1943), reported his findings in the issue of the Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology of the British Empire that reached the U.S. last week:

¶ Too many doctors take credit for nature's work in restoring fertility in their patients.

¶ Some gynecologists blame blocked Fallopian tubes (which carry eggs from the ovary to the uterus) for infertility in 26% to 50% of their...

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