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Learning more about infertility

BMJ 1998; 317 doi: (Published 22 August 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;317:a

For women trying to become pregnant this week's journal offers a little advice—some for them and some for their clinicians. The first, possibly unwelcome, piece of advice is to avoid alcohol. On p 505 Tina Kold Jensen and colleagues report a follow up study of couples planning their first pregnancy, which showed that the more alcohol the women drank the less likely they were to conceive.

In couples attending infertility clinics the postcoital test of cervical mucus for progressively motile sperm is commonly …

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