Medicine: Running Woe

Female joggers and infertility

The list of joggers' ailments runs on and on. First there were the workaday shin splints and stress fractures. Then, somewhat more exotic, the threat of jogger's nipple and jogger's kidney. In winter, male marathoners have been known to run into penile frostbite. And women runners, it now appears, may face a problem of their own, jogger's infertility, which turns out to be easily reversible if they just stay off their feet.

In a letter to the New England Journal of Medicine, Dublin Gynecologist Colm O'Herlihy notes the case of...

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