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Royal college warns against “unsound tests” for infertility

BMJ 2003; 327 doi: (Published 18 September 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:641
  1. Debashis Singh
  1. London

    Women seeking answers on the internet for their fertility problems are being misled by being offered clinical investigations and treatments that lack any sound scientific basis, says a review published this week by the scientific advisory committee of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists.

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    Praying to Artemis of Ephesus, a goddess associated with fertility, might be as useful as undergoing some of the fertility tests offered on the internet

    Credit: BAL/ALINARI

    The review addressed the hypothesis that some cases of reproductive failure (failure to conceive …

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