Reproductive Potential of Patients Treated by Maintenance HaemodialysisBr Med J 1969; 2 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.2.5659.734 (Published 21 June 1969) Cite this as: Br Med J 1969;2:734
- M. Elstein,
- E. K. M. Smith,
- J. R. Curtis
Three of the wives of 25 men undergoing maintenance haemodialysis for terminal renal failure became pregnant. This suggests that fertility is not necessarily impaired in these patients and that contraceptive methods should be used by women patients at risk.